General Information on Levlite
The generic name of Levlite is levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol and it is mainly used as an oral contraceptive. It suppresses gonadotropins although its primary action is inhibition of ovulation. Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol are known as second generation synthetic progestogen. Levlite works by preventing the ovary from ovulating (releasing an egg). Levlite also causes certain changes in the cervical mucus as well as uterine lining and this ensures that the sperm is unable to reach the uterus. As a result, it becomes extremely difficult for the fertilized egg to get attached to the uterus. You can buy Levlite from a pharmacy only if it has been prescribed for you by your doctor.
Side effects of Levlite
There are certain risk factors and side effects that are quite common to Levlite and its administration can lead to both mild and severe side effects. Some of the severe side effects of Levlite include development of medical conditions like Thrombophlebitis, Pulmonary embolism, Arterial thromboembolism, Myocardial infarction, Cerebral thrombosis, Cerebral hemorrhage, Hypertension, Hepatic adenomas, Gallbladder disease, Retinal thrombosis, and Mesenteric thrombosis.
Some of the common and mild side effects of Levlite include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and bloating, change in menstrual flow, spotting, edema, temporary infertility post treatment, amenorrhea, change in cervical erosion and secretion, increase or loss of weight, changes in the breast including enlargement, pain, swelling, and tenderness, persisting melasma, cholestatic jaundice, rashes, mental depression, changes in corneal curvature, intolerance towards contact lenses, and vaginal candidiasis.
One of the most important precautions that you should take is check the expiry date before you buy Levlite. Secondly, do not overdose or miss a dose of the medicine. Thirdly, you should gather information on the several risks of Levlite oral medication so that if you see any of the symptoms, you can get emergency help. There is a high risk of cardiovascular disease if you are over the age of 40 and the potential risks are greater if you are a regular smoker. It also increases the risk of medical conditions like cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, hepatic adenoma, retinal vascular lesions, hypertriglyceridemia, and increase in blood pressure and lipid disorders. Pregnant women are advised not to take this pill as it may lead to birth defects in their child including limb-reduction defects and cardiac anomalies.
Levlite is an oral medication, which you can take with food or without food. You can take it before or after a meal and if you are suffering from upset stomach then you can take it with a meal. It is recommended to start Levlite medication on the first day of your menstrual bleeding and should be taken in intervals not exceeding 24 hours. The Levlite medication course consists of 21 active tablets for 21 consecutive days per menstrual cycle and 7 inactive tablets for 28 days consecutively. The tablet should be taken at the same time every day. The active ingredients of Levlite tablet include 30 microgram of ethinyl estradiol and 150 microgram of levonorgestrel.
Levlite interacts with certain medicines like beta-blockers, oxcarbazepine, penicillin, indinavir, azole antifungals, troleandomycin, protease inhibitors, barbiturates, hydantoins, and atorvastatin.