Levlite: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Levlite is used to prevent pregnancy, regulate menstrual periods as
well as in the treatment of acne in women 15 and older.
Main ingredients in Levlite are Estrogen (low dose) plus Progestin (low dose). Levlite is a
synthetic form of female sex hormones produced naturally in the body,
progestin, and estrogen. These hormones suppress the pituitary glands
activity thus hindering ovulation; alter the mucus at the cervix opening
to prevent sperm from entering, and their variable levels play a vital
role in fertility in women.
Levlite for acne is taken just as it would be for contraception.
LEVLITE SIDE EFFECTS
Common side effects of Levlite may include abdominal pain, vaginal
discharge, acne, fluid retention, bloating, blood clots, chest pain, hair
loss, headache, heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney problem,
migraine, leg pain, nausea, sex drive changes, skin discoloration, stroke,
vomiting, and weight gain or loss.
Avoid smoking as it enhances the risk of heart-related side effects in
women who use oral contraceptives like Levlite. The risk is even greater
in women over 35.
Avoid using Levlite if you have had an allergic reaction to any oral
Avoid Levlite if you are a migraine sufferer.
Avoid taking Levlite if you or someone in your family has ever had
breast cancer or cancer of the reproductive system or liver problems.
Avoid Levlite if you have or ever had a stroke, heart disease, liver
disease, chest pain, or blood clots.
Avoid Levlite if you have had pregnancy related jaundice or jaundice
resulting from previous use of any oral contraceptives.
Avoid Levlite if you have experienced abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Levlite should be used with caution if you are:
-Have liver, heart, gallbladder, kidney, or
-Have high blood pressure
or heart attack in the past
-Family history of breast
cancer or other cancers
-Levlite does not protect against HIV (AIDS),
or other STDs.
-If you experience abdominal pain, contact your
physician right away.
-In rare cases, oral contraceptives like Levlite
may cause benign liver tumors.
Check with your physician before combining Levlite with the following:
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Herbs like Black Cohosh, Milk Thistle, and St. John's Wort.
Consult your physician or the instructions in the drug package. For
maximum effectiveness, Levlite tablets must be taken exactly as prescribed
and at intermissions not exceeding 24 hours.
Symptoms of Levlite overdose may include nausea, vomiting, and
withdrawal bleeding. In case of Levlite overdose, seek medical help right away.
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