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can i chew birth control pills

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is best not to chew a pill that is not designed to be consumed that way. There is a pill available, generess, that is chewable.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control pills: As with mostpills that you chew, they can leave abad after taste in your mouth. You can crush the pills andit them in yougert or apple sause to mitiga ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. or ER can check: Heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding may need medication to stop it, to avoid too much blood loss. One's primary care doctor can help. An exam is us ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week writte ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: That would not cause a problem.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Sure.: If you take them without the placebo/iron pills each cycle x3, you can only have your period every 3 moths safely. Talk to your gynecologist before tr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Birth Control Pills: A female takes birth control pills prescribed by her physician to prevent pregnancy when sexually active. They are designed to be taken usually on a d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
42 years experience Gynecology
Yes: During breastfeeding, you can use progesterone-only birth control pills. You should avoid estrogen containing pills because they can decrease your mi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are on an: Emotional roller coaster then you may not be on the optimum oral contraceptive or strength - please let your prescribing provider know.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
56 years experience Bariatrics
Before sex: To prevent pregnacy.
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
BCP: Contraindicated for + above 40 and smoking, history of deep vein thrombosis, some brain tumors, some kinds of seizures, severe hi blood pressures...
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Uncommon, but yes: While it is uncommon, it can occur. Failure rate is less than 1%. Some "supplements" and herbs can negate the protective effects of oral contraceptive ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: No method of birth control is 100% effective. When taken properly birth control pills are quite effective but there are always failures..
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely yes: As far as i understand five htp is a supplement which acts on your brain as appetite suppressant , antidepressant , sleep aid. Given that it acts neu ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Birth control pills work by keeping you from ovulating, not by aborting a conceived baby.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: If you are taking a Progesterone only birth control pill, you should be able to take that while nursing. Best to check with your doctor and get his/h ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: There should be no significant interaction between Birth control pills and Motrin, which can be taken simultaneously provided the recommended doses an ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
As : As long as you take your active pills correctly (every day at the same time every day), you have a less than 1% chance of becoming pregnant during any ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All birth control pills prevent pregnancy. They are an effective form of birth control as long as you take the pills each day. They can also help yo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Side effects BCP's: I'm not sure why at your age your taking bcp's. In any case the commonest side effects are related to the estrogenic component and can include nausia ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Certain meds: Like antibiotics for one if u are on an antibiotic u should use backup that month, other meds u would have to check with your doc.

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