Levlen is an oral contraceptive taken by females to prevent pregnancy. This type of medication is taken in the form of a daily pill which needs to be taken at approximately the same time everyday. When taken correctly, this pill is over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.

Levlen , like many other oral contraceptives, works by preventing ovulation every month. Without the release of an egg from the ovaries, pregnancy is almost 100 percent impossible. In addition, this type of medication also changes the lining of the uterus so that if (by chance) an egg gets released, the lining is thick enough to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg and pregnancy is still prevented.

Common side effects users may experience when taking Levlen include vomiting, upset stomach, stomach cramps, diarrhea, weight gain, gingivitis and irregular menstrual periods. If you miss a period, contact your doctor immediately.

Occasionally, Levlen will be prescribed to regulate a womans menstrual period or to alleviate symptoms associated with menopause. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.

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