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Nordette (Levora)

Known as Microgynon in the UK

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

Valued customer; On this selected Product size, Canada Drugs Direct is currently faced with regional restrictions on the export of pharmaceuticals related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we have been forced to put a temporary maximum order limit of a 30-day supply on this product. To do our best to support you during this challenging time Canada Drugs Direct will be offering the following to customers placing medication orders:

  • An automatic free-year term upgrade on our standard $6.99 flat rate for shipping of purchases. You’ll now pay the same $6.99 rate, but you’ll be getting a YEAR of free shipping for it.
  • Frequent and timely follow-up calls from our Patient Support Team to ensure your refills are processed much earlier than they would be normally, and you do not run out of needed medication

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • We will only match the current advertised price.
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Description

Levora (generic name Nordette-28) is a combination birth control pill usually prescribed to females to prevent pregnancy. However, many patients use oral contraceptive pills like Levora for the noncontraceptive benefits, which may include:

  • Acne
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)
  • Endometriosis
  • Menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged bleeding during menstruation)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Levora works by suppressing ovulation preventing the release of a fertile egg. It also thickens the cervical mucus, preventing entry by spermatozoa.

Directions

You should take one tablet each day at the same time, as directed on the pack unless otherwise directed by your physician. Missing a pill will greatly increase the chances of getting pregnant, so Levora must be taken every day. Take the pills in order and do not skip around in the pack. The placebo pills are designed to be at the end of a normal ovulation cycle to simulate regular menses.

Ingredients

Levora contains 21 active tablets and 7 placebo pills. The active tablets each contain 0.15 mg of levonorgestrel and 0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol.

Levonorgestrel

Levonorgestrel is a synthetic progestin that suppresses gonadotropin hormones involved in the process of ovulation. Levonorgestrel binds to androgen and progesterone receptors to decrease the release of GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) from the portion of the brain that regulates hormone release, the hypothalamus. Decreasing GnRH causes a subsequent decrease in luteinizing hormone (LH), preventing the required LH surge that normally leads to ovulation.

Ethinyl Estradiol

Ethinyl estradiol is a synthetic estrogen that works in conjunction with levonorgestrel to prevent GnRH secretion. Estrogen binds to estrogen receptors in many tissues including the reproductive tract, mammary gland, and hypothalamus. Synthetic estrogen is typically added to contraceptive tablets to prevent androgen-like side effects from synthetic progestin alone.

Cautions

Levora is CONTRAINDICATED in the following situations:

  • Cirrhosis, liver tumors, or hepatitis
  • Concurrent use of Hepatitis C drugs
  • Current or past history of progestin- or estrogen-sensitive cancers
  • High clot risk including prior clot, family history of clot, or current heart disease (see full package insert for other high-risk conditions)
  • Pregnancy
  • Uterine bleeding

Levora and other combination contraceptives can increase the risk of clots. Speak with your physician if you have a personal or family history of stroke, heart disease, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism. Do not take oral contraceptives if you are over the age of 35 and smoke tobacco products as it may significantly increase the risk of clots.

Side Effects

Potentially serious and rare Levora side effects may include:

  • Carcinoma of the cervix
  • Cardiovascular events
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid effects
  • Liver disease

More common Levora side effects may include:

  • Amenorrhea and menstrual bleeding irregularities
  • Breast tenderness
  • Change in appetite
  • Change in weight
  • Fluid retention
  • Mood changes
  • Nausea and vomiting

Buy levora birth control online at Canada Drugs Direct and get a competitive Levora price. A prescription is required from a physician prior to purchase. The prescribing physician should continue to monitor you throughout treatment and ensure efficacy and safety.

References

  1. Cerel-Suhl SL, Yeager BF. Update on Oral Contraceptive Pills. American Family Physician. 2014;60(7):2073. Accessed October 22, 2019.
  2. DailyMed. “LEVORA - package insert.” Nih.gov. Published 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
  3. Medline Plus. “Estrogen and Progestin (Oral Contraceptives): MedlinePlus Drug Information.” Medlineplus.gov. Published October 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.


IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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