Do you still take the pill when your on your period?
You can start taking birth control pills as soon as you get them — any day of the week, and anytime during your menstrual cycle.
Does Levora stop your period?
Many women will not have regular menstrual periods while taking Levora. This is normal. Vaginal bleeding/spotting is likely to occur, especially during the first few months of Levora use.
How long does it take Levora to be effective?
For the first cycle of use only, use an additional form of non-hormonal birth control (such as condoms, spermicide) for the first 7 days to prevent pregnancy until the medication has enough time to work. If you start on the first day of your period, you do not need to use back-up birth control the first week.
Do you ovulate with Levora?
It is a combination drug which has female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). Levora also increases the thickness of vaginal fluid to help prevent fertilization (the sperm reaching an egg).
Do you start birth control pills on the first day of your period?
First Day Start – Take your first pill during the first 24 hours of your menstrual cycle. No back-up contraceptive method is needed when the pill is started the first day of your menses. Sunday Start – Wait until the first Sunday after your menstrual cycle begins to take your first pill.
Why did I get my period on birth control?
Your period on the pill is technically called withdrawal bleeding, referring to the withdrawal of hormones in your pill, and in your body. The drop in hormone levels causes the lining of your uterus (the endometrium) to shed (1). This bleeding may be slightly different than the period you had before taking the pill.
Can Levora cause weight gain?
Oral contraceptives like Levora combine the hormones estrogen (a synthetic version, ethinyl estradiol) and progestin (levonorgestrel), which can cause fluid retention as well as an increased appetite. Both can contribute to weight gain. These effects may go away within the first three months of use.
Do you have to take Levora at the same time every day?
Follow your doctor’s instructions. Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily.
Will Levora make me gain weight?
How many birth control pills is equal to a Plan B?
Talk to your provider about the correct dosage. In general, you must take 2 to 5 birth control pills at the same time to have the same protection.
What happens if you start birth control in the middle of your cycle?
You can start new birth control at any time, including the middle of your menstrual cycle, but you may not be protected against pregnancy right away. This applies whether you are starting a birth control method for the first time or switching to a new birth control.