What is Portia?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Generic name: Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel

Portia™ is a brand name for the combination of ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel. It is a contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy and as a postcoital contraceptive. It is also used for pain associated with endometriosis; dysmenorrhea; dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 5 2
Epilepsy 1 0
Heavy periods 1 0
Myoclonic seizures 1 0
Panhypopituitarism 1 0
Polycystic ovary syndrome 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Portia

Side effect Patients
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Portia

Nov 25, 2012 (Started Feb 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Birth control)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg-0.15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No side effects like I've had with other birth control pills, except for the lovely side effect of MUCH lighter periods (almost non-existent) and cramps are almost eliminated. This has made my life SO much better. Fibro and cramps are an evil combination.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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