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Levlite® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription drug used to prevent pregnancy. The hormones in this birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus, and making the endometrium less receptive to an embryo. For the medication to be effective, it must be taken consistently. The standard dosage is one tablet a day, taken at the same time each day.
Compared to older birth control pills, Levlite contains a relatively low dose of hormones. However, side effects are still possible, such as nausea, acne, and breast tenderness.
(For more information on this birth control pill, click Levlite. In addition to explaining how it works, this article covers who makes this product, safety considerations to keep in mind, and what to do if you miss a dose.)
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