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By: Rex Inego | Apr 02, 2009 05:17 AM

Oral levonorgestrel with ethinyl estradiol is a combination of progestin and estrogens contraceptive agent generally used for long term birth control and regulation of monthly menstrual cycle that can be started and continued only with the prescription of a registered medical practitioner.

The combination of female hormones prevent ovulation while causing changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining hardly allowing the sperm to reach the uterus and still harder for a fertilized egg to attach itself to the uterus.

Manufactured by Wyeth, it is available in packets of 3 x 28 tablets. As an emergency contraceptive, take 4 yellow pills within 72 hours after unprotected sex (though it needs back-up of birth control like condoms or spermicidal when using in the beginning) and 4 more yellow pills after 12 hours. For regular usage take one tablet for 21 days and one reminder pill daily for 7 days.

Pros: Perfect for long term birth control, the regular birth control contraceptives can be laid at rest. It can also be used to regulate uncontrollable menstrual cycles and bleeding.

cons: Pregnant women are advised against its usage as it can affect the babies. The doctor need be informed of the medical history of the woman before starting the prescription drug. Women having delivered a baby recently need to wait at least 4 weeks before taking it and at least 6 weeks when breast feeding as it may slow breast milk production and the ingredients be passed on to the little one. Some drugs can make Triphasil less effective, which may result in pregnancy and missing a pill increases your risk of becoming pregnant. Likely side effects are sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance and much more. Women having a history of stroke, blood clot, high blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina, chest pain or a history of heart attack; high cholesterol and over-weight; circulation problems or diabetes; abnormal vaginal bleeding; liver diseases or liver cancer; heart valve disorder; varicose veins; tuberculosis; seizures of epilepsy; uterine fibroid tumours; history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules or abnormal mammogram and severe migraine head aches should inform the doctor of it as irrecoverable harm and damages can occur to the user.

conclusion: Try to avoid it as it can easily harm the body. Regular contraceptives that are not taken orally, like condoms are the best and it can also thwart highly dangerous sexually transmitted diseases. However it is better than having an unwanted pregnancy. It should only be taken after consulting the doctor before hand as over dose and forgetting it can lead to complications resulting in nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.

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