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As an oral contraceptive, Amethyst™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is used to prevent pregnancy. However, it is sometimes prescribed for other uses, such as acne or painful periods, although it is not approved to treat these conditions.
 
Unlike most other birth control pills, Amethyst contains no inactive tablets. This means you will not have a regular monthly period while taking it. This birth control pill contains two different hormones and works mainly by stopping ovulation.
 
(Click Amethyst for a complete overview, with details on when and how to take it, what to expect, and things to discuss with your healthcare provider. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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