I've been taking Levora for almost 5 years and my pharmacy is now switching me to Portia (something to do with manufacturing costs). I called my pharmacy and they assured me that they are exactly the same with the same active ingredients. However, I've read nothing but horrible reviews from people who have switch specifically from Levora to Portia. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a difference between the two birth controls.
I was on the same birth control pill but the generic I took was Lutera. Most birth control pills have many other names. I always called my pharmacy the week before to make sure they got the Lutera in stock for me. I was against switching manufacturers only because I have depression & wanted to keep all my meds constant. I did have to stop taking after a year because my depression was worse. I’m now trying a different antidepressant & hopefully go back on Lutera again. I had no problems at all with it otherwise. Hopefully I’m not one of those people who cannot take hormones which is more common than people know, due to anxiety/depression that many people never had until starting any birth control pills.
I've just switched from portia to levora and I've had pretty decent amount of spotting and a little nausea so far... my doc said they were the same thing as well. Portia worked fine with me other than some pretty intense moodswings and nausea to start with. That went away though.
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