Levora is a progestin and estrogen combination which is used in the prevention of pregnancy. This oral contraceptive is taken once a day, at approximately the same time everyday for maximum effectiveness. When taken correctly, this type of pill is over 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.
Levora works by stopping ovulation every month. Without ovulation, an egg cannot be released into the fallopian tube and pregnancy is almost impossible. If there is more than 24 hours between pills, ovulation may be possible. Fortunately, Levora also changes the lining of the uterus to make it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Although pregnancy is more likely in this situation, the medication is still a very effective prevention method.
Common side effects users may experience when taking Levora include irregular menstrual periods, stomach pains, headaches, nausea, weight change and breast pain. If your side effects become severe, contact your doctor for medical assistance.
Levora may occasionally be prescribed to regulate the females menstrual cycle or to alleviate menopausal symptoms in women. It may be prescribed for other purposes as well, as determined by your doctor.