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can i chew birth control pills

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gray
14 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 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
33 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
39 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Connors
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor ab ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stops ovulation: Birth control pills stop ovulation, thicken cervical mucous, and thin the endometrial lining. All these work together to prevent pregnancy/.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 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 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Every day orally: Oral contraceptives are taken every day about the same time each day without any other medications. They are one of the more effective means of contra ... Read More

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