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Lessina

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Lessina if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Lessina to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

How Does It Work?

Lessina is a combined oral contraceptive, the most common type of birth control pill. It is called a combined oral contraceptive because it contains a combination of two different types of hormones. It contains both an estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and a progestin (levonorgestrel).
The hormones in Lessina prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation (the maturation and release of eggs from the ovaries). Lessina also works to prevent pregnancy in two other, less important ways. It changes the cervical mucus (the fluid of the cervix, which is the lower, narrow part of the uterus that is connected to the vagina), making it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus. Lastly, Lessina alters the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium), making it less receptive to an embryo.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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