What is levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets used for?
Description and Brand Names Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol combination is used to prevent pregnancy. It works by stopping a woman’s egg from fully developing each month. The egg can no longer accept a sperm and fertilization (pregnancy) is prevented. No contraceptive method is 100 percent effective.
What effect does levonorgestrel have on the body?
Levonorgestrel is in a class of medications called progestins. It works by preventing the release of an egg from the ovary or preventing fertilization of the egg by sperm (male reproductive cells). It also may work by changing the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent development of a pregnancy.
Does desogestrel help acne?
“Recent studies on adult acne point to using a combined oral contraceptive pill with drosperinone, norgestimate and desogestrel, as being most effective for conquering adult acne.
Can desogestrel cause hair loss?
All birth control pills have hormones in that can cause hair loss, but the ones with the least likely to cause hair loss are norgestimate, norethindrone, desogestrel, or ethynodiol diacetate. These pills are the ones that have the least amount of androgenic activity, due to their low-androgen index.
Does levonorgestrel cause weight gain?
With continued use of levonorgestrel implants, occurrences of menstrual bleeding decrease (101). Other side effects that have been associated with the levonorgestrel system include weight gain, depression, acne, and loss of scalp hair (101,108–110).
Does levonorgestrel increase breast size?
Although birth control pills can affect your breast size, they don’t change breast size permanently.
Does levonorgestrel cause facial hair?
Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing IUD) does not increase or decrease the amount of facial hair in women with idiopathic hirsutism.