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Precautions and Warnings With Levonest

Levonest may increase blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. A number of other precautions and warnings are listed for Levonest, including those relating to things like cigarette smoking, taking the birth control pill correctly, and increased cancer risk. Some women are advised to avoid this product entirely, such as those who have heart disease, liver disease, or are pregnant.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Levonest™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Triphasil®, a combined oral contraceptive (birth control pill). You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Levonest if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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