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Levonorgestrel Side Effects

Common Levonorgestrel Side Effects

The most commonly reported Levonorgestrel side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Nausea (34)
Vomiting (20)
Pulmonary Embolism (19)
Abdominal Pain (19)
Dizziness (18)
Headache (18)
Device Dislocation (16)
Pregnancy On Oral Contraceptive (14)
Abortion Spontaneous (13)
Abdominal Pain Upper (13)
Metrorrhagia (13)
Vaginal Haemorrhage (13)
Amenorrhoea (13)
Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device (12)
Ectopic Pregnancy (11)
Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy (11)
Breast Cancer Female (11)
Pregnancy After Post Coital Contraception (11)
Unintended Pregnancy (11)
Pain (11)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Levonorgestrel Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Levonorgestrel reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Levonorgestrel on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
on Feb 26, 2014 Female from US , 26 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: pregnancy with contraceptive device, maternal exposure during pregnancy. Levonorgestrel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Medroxyprogesterone /00115202/


Adnexa Uteri Mass, Ovarian Germ Cell Teratoma Benign
Patient was taking Levonorgestrel. Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: adnexa uteri mass, ovarian germ cell teratoma benign on Feb 20, 2014 from IE Additional patient health information: Female , 25 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Levonorgestrel dosage: 20 Mcg/24hr, Cont.

Ovarian Cyst Ruptured, Abdominal Pain, Asthenia, Dizziness, Vaginal Discharge, Abdominal Distension
Adverse event was reported on Dec 26, 2013 by a Female taking Levonorgestrel (Dosage: 20 Mcg/24hr, Cont) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 21 years of age, After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: ovarian cyst ruptured, abdominal pain, asthenia, dizziness, vaginal discharge, abdominal distension.

Pulmonary Embolism, Myocardial Infarction
on Oct 25, 2013 Female from US , 44 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction. Levonorgestrel dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.


Hypoaesthesia
on Oct 18, 2013 Female from US , 51 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Usp. Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: hypoaesthesia. Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Usp dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Advair (Allergies)
  • Flovent (Allergies)


Depression
Patient was taking Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Usp. After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: depression on Oct 18, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 40 years of age, . Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Usp dosage: N/A.

Mood Altered, Crying
Adverse event was reported on Oct 18, 2013 by a Female taking Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Usp (Dosage: Taking 2 Tablets Daily. (strength Per Tablet 0.15 Mg/0.03 Mg)) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 12 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: mood altered, crying.

Uterine Perforation, Abdominal Pain Lower, Device Difficult To Use, Infertility Female, Ovarian Cyst
on Oct 15, 2013 Female from CA , 31 years of age, was treated with Levonorgestrel. Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: uterine perforation, abdominal pain lower, device difficult to use, infertility female, ovarian cyst. Levonorgestrel dosage: 20 Mcg/24hr, Cont.

Uterine Perforation, Peritonitis, Sepsis
on Sep 11, 2013 Female from US , 28 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel. After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: uterine perforation, peritonitis, sepsis. Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk, Cont.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Prednisone
  • Hydroxychloroquine
Patient was hospitalized.

Deep Vein Thrombosis
Patient was taking Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: deep vein thrombosis on Aug 05, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, weighting 135.4 lb, . Levonorgestrel dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Isotretinoin (60 Mg A Day Po)


Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
Adverse event was reported on Jul 05, 2013 by a Female taking Levonorgestrel (Dosage: Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: AU , 30 years of age, Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: pregnancy with contraceptive device, vaginal haemorrhage, maternal exposure during pregnancy.

Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
on Aug 06, 2013 Female from AU , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel. After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: pregnancy with contraceptive device, maternal exposure during pregnancy. Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk.

Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
on Aug 06, 2013 Female from AU , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: pregnancy with contraceptive device, maternal exposure during pregnancy. Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk.

Vulvovaginitis Streptococcal, Vulvovaginal Discomfort, Beta Haemolytic Streptococcal Infection, Tonsillitis, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Procedural Pain
Patient was taking Levonorgestrel (lcs, 12?g/d, 28x30). Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: vulvovaginitis streptococcal, vulvovaginal discomfort, beta haemolytic streptococcal infection, tonsillitis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, procedural pain on Jul 12, 2013 from AU Additional patient health information: Female , 23 years of age, weighting 147.7 lb, was diagnosed with and. Levonorgestrel (lcs, 12?g/d, 28x30) dosage: 12 ?g (daily Dose), Cont, Intra-uterine.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Inner Health Plus (1 Df (daily Dose), Bid, Oral)
  • Aspirin (600 Mg, Prn)
  • Panadeine Plus (Unk)
Patient was hospitalized.

Device Dislocation, Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device, Cervicitis Streptococcal, Escherichia Test Positive
Adverse event was reported on Apr 15, 2013 by a Female taking Levonorgestrel (Dosage: 20 Mcg/24hr, Cont) was diagnosed with and. Location: PL , 30 years of age, After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, cervicitis streptococcal, escherichia test positive.

Device Dislocation, Pregnancy With Contraceptive Device, Abdominal Pain
on Jan 15, 2014 Female from US , 26 years of age, was treated with Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: device dislocation, pregnancy with contraceptive device, abdominal pain. Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk Unk, Cont.

Abortion Induced, Exposure During Pregnancy, Headache
on Jan 25, 2013 Female from CZ , 32 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel. Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: abortion induced, exposure during pregnancy, headache. Levonorgestrel dosage: N/A.

Complication Of Device Insertion
Patient was taking Levonorgestrel Iud 52 Mg Bayer. After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: complication of device insertion on Feb 25, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 17 years of age, weighting 116.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Levonorgestrel Iud 52 Mg Bayer dosage: 52 Mg X1 Intra-uterine.

Device Difficult To Use, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Complication Of Device Insertion, Procedural Pain
Adverse event was reported on Feb 12, 2013 by a Female taking Levonorgestrel (Dosage: Unk) . Location: SE , 41 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: device difficult to use, vaginal haemorrhage, complication of device insertion, procedural pain.

Genital Haemorrhage, Coital Bleeding, Procedural Pain
on Feb 12, 2013 Female from SE , 47 years of age, was treated with Levonorgestrel. Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: genital haemorrhage, coital bleeding, procedural pain. Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk.

Device Dislocation, Device Difficult To Use
on Feb 12, 2013 Female from SE , 35 years of age, was treated with Levonorgestrel. After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: device dislocation, device difficult to use. Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk.

Device Dislocation, Medical Device Pain
Patient was taking Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: device dislocation, medical device pain on Feb 12, 2013 from SE Additional patient health information: Female , 42 years of age, . Levonorgestrel dosage: Unk.

Dehydration, Nausea, Abdominal Tenderness, Chills, Headache, Dysuria, Pollakiuria, Constipation, Blood Glucose Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Feb 11, 2013 by a Female taking Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol (Dosage: Unk Df, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , weighting 129.0 lb, Patient felt the following Levonorgestrel side effects: dehydration, nausea, abdominal tenderness, chills, headache, dysuria, pollakiuria, constipation, blood glucose decreased.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Symbicort (Budesonide/formoterol 160/4.5 Mcg/inh Bid)
  • Synthroid (75 Ug, Qd)
Patient was hospitalized.

Hepatitis Cholestatic, Hypersensitivity
on Feb 05, 2013 Female from DE , 18 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol. After Levonorgestrel was administered, patient encountered several Levonorgestrel side effects: hepatitis cholestatic, hypersensitivity. Levonorgestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Enalapril
  • Uro-tablinen
Patient was hospitalized.

Device Dislocation
on Jan 17, 2013 Female from US , 33 years of age, was treated with Levonorgestrel. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Levonorgestrel side effects: device dislocation. Levonorgestrel dosage: N/A.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative LEVONORGESTREL Names:ETHINYL E LEVONORGE NEXT CHOI

    Active Ingredient: LEVONORGE

    More About Levonorgestrel

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 377

    Levonorgestrel safety alerts: 2012 2002 2000

    Reported deaths: 10

    Reported hospitalizations: 50

    Introvale (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets: Recall - Packaging Flaw

     

    [Posted 06/06/2012]

    AUDIENCE: Consumer, Pharmacy

    ISSUE: Sandoz notified the public that it issued a voluntary recall of 10 lots of its generic oral contraceptive Introvale in the US, following a recent report of a packaging flaw. A consumer reported that the white placebo tablets were mistakenly in the ninth row (labeled “Week 9”) of the 13-row blister card, rather than in the correct position in the 13th and final row (labeled “Week 13”). Each three-month blister card contains 84 peach-colored active tablets and seven white placebo tablets in 13 rows, each representing one week. While the white placebo tablets can be clearly distinguished from the peach-colored active tablets, the risk of an unintended pregnancy for a patient taking the wrong tablet over several days cannot be excluded.

    The lot numbers involved in the recall are as follows: LF00478C, LF00479C, LF00551C, LF00552C, LF00687C, LF00688C, LF00763C, LF00764C, LF00765C and LF01261C. These lots were distributed only in the US between January 2011 and May 2012. 

    BACKGROUND: Introvale is an extended-cycle oral contraceptive. Sandoz is not aware of any reports of related adverse events.

    RECOMMENDATION: If a patient finds a white placebo tablet in any position other than the 13th and final row (Week 13), they should immediately begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception and contact their healthcare professional.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or quality problems related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

     

    [06/05/2012 - Press Release - Sandoz]

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