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User Reviews for Levora to treat Birth Control

Levora has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 167 ratings for the treatment of Birth Control. 46% of those users who reviewed Levora reported a positive effect, while 28% reported a negative effect.

Levora Rating Summary

6.2/10 average rating

167 ratings from 174 user reviews.

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Reviews for Levora

Geneva · Taken for less than 1 month May 12, 2021

“First month on this birth control, and so far I'm really enjoying it...I hope it stays this way (I've tried 2 other pills and an IUD and quit them all in less than 2 weeks). Only complaints are I have some water retention, some new acne that I normally don't get, and I'm a bit more emotional and have angry outbursts (basically, what I have during/before my period, but a bit more exaggerated with this pill). Plus, my period has been going on for 3 weeks now on this pill with no sign of stopping. I assume once my period is over, it'll all balance out. I'd recommend it to anyone over any other combination around. I hope it stays this good and only gets better.”

9 / 10
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Stacy · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 18, 2021

“So far so good! I have experienced very slight irritability on Levora. The main symptom I have is mild bloating. When I say slight/mild I MEAN it! This birth control is much better than getting my normal period. The slight irritability is completely worth it, because it is actually much less intense/noticeable than my regular PMS symptoms. I haven't had any nausea, vomiting, weight gain, increased acne, or mood swings. Overall I'd call this birth control a winner.”

9 / 10
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Amy · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 31, 2020

“I've been using Levora for 4 months now and have really seen a difference in my period. It's lighter, and I already had a light period to begin with so this was a concern as I went on birth control since I have experienced other brands make my period heavier. I also believe my general PMS has seen improvements. However, I haven't noticed a difference in bloating. All-in-all, a big fan. Bear in mind, as many of us know, what works for one woman's body might be terrible for another's.”

9 / 10
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Mollyoxodon July 14, 2014

“I was VERY wary about being switched to this birth control. I had been on Ortho Tri-Cyclen for 3 years without any problems, but then I started having breakthrough bleeding, and increased skin breakouts including lots of cystic acne. Doctor put me on Levora, & after reading a lot of reviews of side effects, I was super worried I'd end up with worse acne. It's been 4 months and I LOVE THIS PILL. My skin has never looked better. I didn't experience any emotional issues with the switch. My period is regular again, and lighter than it even was on the other pill. I barely get any cramps. I love it. If you're reading all these negative reviews, remember people are more likely to post negative experiences than positive ones.”

9 / 10
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Yadkin January 6, 2019

“Birth control will effect every woman differently. If anyone experiences any pain or unusual discomfort while using this particular birth control, please consider stop using it or at least consult with a health care provider. My 20 year old daughter developed blood clots while using Levora and on September 27, 2018, she died of a massive pulmonary embolism. She was an otherwise healthy nonsmoker whose only previous illness was strep throat when she was four. She was taken to the ER and Urgent Care in the weeks prior to her death but was misdiagnosed. Once she was diagnosed with a muscle strain and prescribe muscle relaxants and next she was diagnosed with a lung infection and prescribed antibiotics. Please use care ladies when using this product or any hormonal contraceptives. Please be safe and most importantly, please inform yourselves as much as possible.”

1 / 10
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Addie April 12, 2019

“Been on Levora contraceptive pill for 3ish years! Beginning it was rough— spotted for a while and was very emotional and a bit depressed. However, once that period passed and my body was used to the hormones, my skin cleared completely. I lost probably 10lbs. Period went from 4 to 5 days long to 3 days exactly! Changed my life :,)”

9 / 10
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Anonymous October 25, 2009

“It does the job, obviously--I haven't been pregnant. But I have mood swings like I've never had before, I get anxious and/or depressed. Most despressingly, my sex drive has all but disappeared. Sex is uncomfortable, sometimes painful, and I seem incapable to naturally lubricate. I used to be able to have sex everyday if I wanted to and orgasm almost every time--not now.”

6 / 10
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Nor92 · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 24, 2013

“I never write reviews but I decided to share my experience with everyone on this birth control. I was so freaked out when I got this birth control because I saw all of these horrible reviews, depression, weight gain etc. I have had nothing but an amazing experience on this. I have been happier, my weight is finally staying in one range and not fluctuating, I even lost a few pounds (nothing serious but it did not make me gain). It has really been amazing and I think that if the reviews scare you, just try it. You can always switch. I was terrified but everyone has a different body and reacts differently. You never know, this might be the best thing for you.”

10 / 10
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_melissa_ February 3, 2014

“Very good birth control. I've been with 4 different birth control brands before this one, different progesterone and levels of it as well. I did my research and this is the birth control I picked and it's been wonderful. I've been on this birth control for 9 months. No mood swings, hardly nauseous, light period, no weight gain or loss, it's been perfect. ”

10 / 10
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Elsie James June 23, 2013

“I've taken Levora, since I was 18, and am now 30. Not once have I noticed any issues except for a slight decrease in my sex drive. No weight gain, no cramps, very little mood swings(but that can be said for all, including men) my period lasts about three days and they are extremely light- to the point it can go unnoticed. I've also had unprotected sex for 11 years with the same man, and not once have I been pregnant, or even a close call. My period arrives at exactly the same time every month like clock work. It makes me feel like a normal human being. I might have one day prior to staring my period, in which I feel a little funky; but it sure beats the alternative! I'd never switch, and if you're unsatisfied, try it!”

10 / 10
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Mrs.LEBT · Taken for less than 1 month April 7, 2013

“I am a 27 year old first-time oral birth control user, and started on Levora 11 days ago. I know side effects are supposed to last for a few months then even out, but I don't know if I can handle a few months of this! It has hit me in phases! The first phase was headaches (which I never get normally!), breasts sore beyond belief, and exhaustion. That has now shifted to hot flashes with lightheadedness followed by anxiety and LOTS of crying! I have also been constantly nauseous. Thinking of food makes me nauseous, but I'm also starving and feel like I can't eat enough! All I can hope is that this is also a phase and it will even out and I'll just have to tough it out. But if it doesn't ease up I think I'll have to try a different pill. ”

3 / 10
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thewatson27 · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 1, 2015

“I have been taking Levora for about two years. Overall, it's great. Before Levora, I would break out each month before I started. My periods were very heavy and uncomfortable. Sometimes, my cramps would be so bad I would want to call into work. Now, my skin is clear. My periods are incredibly light and rarely painful. I am no longer a crazy person for two weeks out of every month. This is a winner.”

10 / 10
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Ice · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 6, 2019

“Levora was my first birth control I have ever taken. I started birth control at 13 with my mother’s wishes and I haven’t had a single problem. I am now 19 going on 20 in 5 months and I know you’re supposed to switch birth control out after 5 years but when my doctor switched me my body completely rejected it with TERRIBLE side effects. I asked to be back on Levora because the worst it has done to me is mood swings, I’m already moody so blah, and it has helped cramps. I know everyone is different but I was lucky on the first try.”

9 / 10
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aubreyanne · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 3, 2015

“this drug actually helped me lose weight for some reason I exercise everyday and my diet has never been particularly bad but I wouldn't say it's good either and Ivery lost about 20 pounds since starting the drug. my acne is gone. occasional moodiness at the beginning of starting the medicine about 3 months ago but that evened out once my body got used to it.”

9 / 10
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Liz0l October 17, 2013

“I have been taking Levora for about a year and a half now. It was definitely a rough start. I felt moody, like crazy moody, every single day for about a month when I started it. After that first month, it was smooth sailing. I love that it regulates my period. It comes on the same day, at the same time, every month (not to mention it only lasts 2-3 days and is super light!). I have experienced no weight gain and the only cramps I get are the day before my period, and the pain there is mild. Its a great option if you don't mind taking it every day. Oh, and did I mention it has done its job in preventing pregnancy.”

10 / 10
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Lee · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2019

“I’ve been on Levora for exactly eight days now and I don’t know if it’s too early to tell, but my mood swings have been insane and I’ve been very sad which isn’t like me at all I’m a very happy and positive person but now I feel so down and lost it’s so weird. I’m pretty sure it’s the birth control though. I hope and pray that it goes away soon and I get use to the hormones because I’m going to have to go back to irregular periods and waiting four months until my next one smh :(”

5 / 10
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Crystal · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 19, 2019

“Honestly I remember taking this a long time ago and forgot why I stopped taking it because I switched tried an IUD back then. When I first got back on the pill I took Chateal which was great, was a little moody but otherwise fine. Still had periods which is fine with me because it let me know I'm still fertile and all (piece of mind). As soon as I was switched to Levora my anxiety exploded, gastrointestinal issues like bloating which was painful, acne, missed periods, fatigue, nausea. After 2 months of seeing if things will settle I've stopped taking it and made an appointment to get rid of it and replace it. I'd rather be pregnant than be on Levora.”

3 / 10
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boobookittyfuq · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 5, 2013

“I waited 1 month to write this review. Hopefully things will stay the same. First of all, I read quite a few reviews before I took this pill. Let me tell you, I was terrified. I paid more attention to the bad reviews because with my luck I would suffer from every bad side effect of this pill. My main concern was weight gain and mood swings. I broke out but took control of it by going on proactive. It's working but I have to make sure to wash morning and night. No falling asleep will make up. My breasts were tender for the first couple of weeks, actually, it was quite painful. No weight gain. My appetite has actually decreased. I had bad PMS episodes and that's when I gained weight. This pill seems to help with that. Overall, I am happy.”

8 / 10
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Tinyblu · Taken for less than 1 month August 30, 2020

“I guess this Levora pill isn't for me. I'm 43, so my fears of / hope for ever having a child are long gone. After being off the pill for years, my doctor put me back on them to help regulate my cycle. Levora lasted two weeks. They call it birth control for a reason. In just a few days I became a bloated, tired, gassy demon with acne. Whereas I normally couldn't keep my hands off my boyfriend, I found myself wishing he would just "get it over with". I'm stopping these awful pills today. I still hate the unpredictably of my cycle. Maybe that's what happens when you get older, but I'd rather randomly bleed than endure this. No thank you. I'm trying more Ibuprofen, a menstural cup and more iron instead. Let's hope my boyfriend and I are to old for an "oops" baby. Besides, I don't think I can get pregnant anyway.”

1 / 10
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Angela May 30, 2019

“I've been on the Levora for birth control for about 5 years. The past few years I've been having a lot of gastrointestinal problems, bloating, belching, feeling full after small meals, feeling like food sits in my stomach and takes forever to digest. Have been to the GI doctor so many times to no avail. I stopped taking this pill and all of these symptoms disappeared. When I restarted this pill the symptoms returned with a vengeance after 4 days. I'm getting OFF it ASAP. But, now I'm terrified of trying another pill because these symptoms have made me miserable. After reading these reviews, I'm also wondering if my frequent headaches/occasional migraines will go away as well. Fingers crossed!”

2 / 10
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Shay Marie September 17, 2010

“I've been taking this for almost a month now and I am not happy with it. My breast are always aching, I'm always hungry, and for the life of me I can't stop crying. The smallest things make me cry and I am usually not this emotional. Not only that but I feel sharp stomach cramps. I thought my body had to get used to the pill but I'm coming off now.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous July 31, 2011

“This is my first experience with birth control, and so far it has been a very positive one. I have been on it for about 2 months. Before I had breakouts all of the time, and only a few days after starting this, I noticed that my acne had close to disappeared. Also, I used to have some problems with facial hair. That also has disappeared. I have had no mood swings, weight gain, or decrease in sexual drive or wetness. My weight has actually been easier to maintain, and I have lost about 10 pounds. All in all, this has been a great pill for me.”

10 / 10
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Asdfgj · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 26, 2014

“I've been on Levora for a month and a half. The first couple weeks I was super emotional and wanted to quit, but the emotions have gone away. I've gained maybe two pounds and my acne has mostly gone away. I've also noticed a decrease in facial hair.”

9 / 10
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Ash · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 4, 2019

“I’ve been on Levora for almost 3 months and it started out ok, but recently I’ve had periods way more often and they seem to last longer. I went like almost two weeks without one and then I got it again and it has been nonstop. I’ve only been taking the active pills so I’m not sure if that’s the reasoning but I wonder if taking the inactive ones with it will just regular me out because I am sick of being on my period. Other than that I don’t mind it. Just wish this period would stop.”

7 / 10
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Anonymous May 14, 2010

“I have used Levora for a long period of time and never had any issues to speak of. My appetite stayed low and my sex drive was better than without the pill. My weight was easier to maintain, and it never shot up like with other pills I have used. My periods were also not only always on time but became lighter and shorter the longer I was on it. When I came off of it over this last year I gained about 50 pounds but in that time frame I also had a knee surgery so my activity dropped drastically from normal. I don't think I can complain about anything regarding this form of contraception. Didn't have migraines, depression or anything of the other symptoms/side effects.”

8 / 10
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Tdawg21 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 27, 2015

“I was on depo provera but I had such horrible side effects I couldn't handle it. I wanted a normal period again so I ended up starting levora to help regulate things and as my new form of birth control. Levora should have been my first choice. It corrected all of the issues the depo shot left me with and I couldn't be happier. The only side effect I have is sore breasts. That's it! No spotting, no mood swings, no weight gain! If you're having trouble finding a birth control that works for you I'd say try levora. Everyone is different and what works for some might not work for others but I think it's definitely worth a shot.”

10 / 10
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Mimmz · Taken for 10 years or more November 21, 2019

“I have been on levora since 2009 so just over ten years. I initially gained weight, but lost it as soon as I started working out. I switched around a little bit but always came back to levora. I got off for a year in 2017 and had the worst acne I’d ever experienced so I went back on. I’ve never gotten pregnant so it’s a good birth control. However, I am unable to tell if it’s effecting my moods, blood sugars (I’m a T1D). Thinking about getting off so I can clear up my body to prepare for pregnancy, eventually. I’m just afraid of the terrible acne more than anything.”

8 / 10
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Onewlover:D · Taken for 1 to 2 years January 2, 2013

“I've used this medication for months and it saved my life! I used to have the heaviest periods. I would bleed through my pants almost everyday of my period no matter how much I changed my pad/tampon. With this medicine I never even have to worry about my period anymore! I have experienced no side effects or down sides to this pill. I absolutely recommend it for anyone who had a troublesome period. I love it!”

10 / 10
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