Levlite is a combination of progestin and estrogen used in the prevention of pregnancy. This type of oral contraceptive is taken once each day, at approximately the same time everyday. Oral contraceptives do not protect against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
Levlite works by preventing the female from ovulating each month. If there are no eggs released, it is almost impossible to become pregnant. If a pill is missed, ovulation may occur within 24 hours. In this case, the medication changes the lining of the uterus to make it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. When taken correctly, Levlite is over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.
Common side effects Levlite users may experience when taking this form of medication include upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, weight gain, irregular menstrual periods and gingivitis. If your side effects become severe, contact your doctor for assistance.
Levlite may occasionally be prescribed to alleviate menopausal symptoms, regulate the patients menstrual cycle, or for other purposes, as suggested by your doctor.