Generic Alesse/ Aviane/ Lutera/ Levlite, Levonorgestrel/ Ethinyl Estradiol

Levonorgestrel/ Ethinyl Estradiol combination medication is prescribed to help prevent pregnancy.

Alesse/ Aviane/Lutera/Levlite

Levonorgestrel/ Ethinyl Estradiol

LOETTE

21

Wyeth, Pfizer

Tablet

Levonorgestrel 0.1mg/ Ethinyl Estradiol 0.02mg

India

Ethinyl Estradiol

Uses
Ethinyl Estradiol is used for contraception, it is also used in the treatment of post menopausal osteoporosis, prostate cancer, hormone replacement therapy (hrt) and failure of ovarian development.
How it Works
Ethinyl estradiol is known as an estrogen. Ethinyl Estradiol is a synthetic form of the naturally occurring hormone in the body and it helps in development and maintenance of menstrual cycle. In post-menopausal women, Ethinyl Estradiol works by reducing the post-menopausal symptoms and risk of weakening bones and bone fracture.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Ethinyl estradiol may suffer from such side effects; Headache, Nausea, Mood changes, Change in body weight, Abdominal pain, Breast enlargement, Metrorrhagia, Breast tenderness, Edema, Fibroid, Sexual dysfunction

Levonorgestrel

Uses
Levonorgestrel is used as a contraceptive
How it Works
Levonorgestrel works by thickening the mucus made by the cervix, which makes it very difficult for sperm to travel through the cervix and into the womb in order to fertilise an egg. Levonorgestrel also affects the lining of the womb so that it does not become thick enough for an egg to attach to and grow.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Levonorgestrel may suffer from such side effects; Vomiting, Abnormal period, Irregular bleeding or spotting, Tender breasts, Headaches, Lower abdominal pain, Diarrhoea, Adrenal insufficiency, Rash, Vaginal discharge, Headache, Dizziness, Back pain, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Hair loss, Fatigue

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