L-Norgestrel review

L-Norgestrel is a synthetic progesterone, which is mainly used as a major ingredient in hormonal contraceptives. It is available in numerous brand names like Follistrel, Levonorgestrelum, Microval, Nordette, and Trivora.

L-Norgestrel is mainly used as a contraception method. It is one of the most effective emergency contraceptive pills, which, when used within three days of unprotected sex can prevent conception. L-Norgestrel prevents ovulation by altering the uterine lining. With such a spectrum of action, L-Norgestrel is very dangerous to be used by pregnant women. This drug can cause serious fetal harm including several birth defects.

In some cases, L-Norgestrel is also prescribed to regulate menstrual periods and to treat endometriosis. It cannot, however, be used as protection against sexually transmitted diseases including the transmission of HIV.

L-Norgestrel is an oral medication available in different strengths. You must use this drug according to the prescription notes of your doctor as per his instruction on the usage. To enjoy its benefits, you must use L-Norgestrel religiously. If you miss a dose for a period of time, you must consult your doctor before starting on L-Norgestrel again. Your doctor must ensure that you are still safe to use this drug. He especially needs to note that you are not yet pregnant and that continued use of L-Norgestrel will not harm your health.

L-Norgestrel is associated with several side effects. Such symptoms occur because you are not used to having the foreign body around. Once your body becomes adjusted to L-Norgestrel, your symptoms of side effects should become milder and even disappear.

The most important symptoms that you should take note of while taking L-Norgestrel are those associated with allergy. Allergic reactions can sometimes become so severe. Call your doctor immediately if you experience episodes of swelling, hives, and breathing difficulty.

You also must take note of serious and less common side effects that may occur. If you experience numbness, headache, sudden confusion, speech difficulty, blurred vision, chest pain, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and fever among others.

Remember that your benefits from L-Norgestrel must not be overpowered by its side effects. Otherwise, you must tell your doctor to give you a different pill altogether.

L-Norgestrel is not safe to be used by everyone. You must consult your doctor if it is applicable to you. Some of the things that you must tell your doctor about include allergies, previous medical conditions, and your current drug intake.

First and foremost, it must be established that you are not allergic to L-Norgestrel or to any of its components. As mentioned earlier, allergic reactions may be severe.

Secondly, you must tell your doctor about your health. If you have had high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, high cholesterol, or weight issues, you may not be suitable for L-Norgestrel therapy.

Lastly, you must tell your doctor all about the prescription and non-prescription medicines that you are currently using. Drug interactions may occur between L-Norgestrel and some medicines. Your doctor needs to be sure that he is not risking your health for using L-Norgestrel.

L-norgestrel has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of l-norgestrel

• Molecular formula of l-norgestrel is C21H28O2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 13-ethyl-17-ethynyl-17-hydroxy-1,2,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17- tetradecahydrocyclopenta[a]phenanthren-3-one
• Molecular weight is 312.446 g/mol
L-norgestrel available : 0.15-0.03mg tablets

Brand name(s): Follistrel, Jadelle, Levlen, Levlen Ed, Levonorgestrel, Levonorgestrelum, Levonova, Malloside, Microgyn, Microlution, Microval, Minivlar, Mirena, Neogynon, Nordet, Nordette, Ovral-Lo, Ovranette, Ovrette, Preven, Stediril, Triagynon, Triciclor, Trifeme, Trigoa, Trinordiol, Triphasil, Triquilar Ed, Trivora

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