Altavera Birth Control Information

AltaveraTM (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription drug used to prevent pregnancy. It is a combined hormonal contraceptive that contains two different hormones (estrogen and progestin) and primarily works by stopping ovulation.
This birth control pill is taken every day. It is important to take the pill at the same time every day, as taking it late or missing doses could reduce its effectiveness and lead to unintentional pregnancy. Although most women tolerate it well, side effects are possible and can include nausea, headaches, and acne.
Before using this medication, make sure to review Altavera's safety information. This pill may not be suitable for all women, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware if you have any other medical conditions (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) or are taking any other type of medicine, including nonprescription drugs, herbal supplements, or vitamins.
(For more information on this medication, click Altavera. This article provides a complete overview of this contraceptive, explaining how it works, what to expect while taking it, what to do if you miss a dose, and more.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD