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effectiveness of double dose birth control pills

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
No, not at all.: Next Choice and other "morning after" pills have hormones similar to those in OCP's, just in higher doses. While we advise taking the pill at the sam ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: You should use some other form of birth control, as missing two pills in a row generally negates their effects.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: With your doctor's oversight.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Hansen
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
ECP: Increased does of birth control pills can be used as emergency contraception. However, the number needed to take depends on the dose in the pill (whi ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed pills: Any time you forget to take a pill, you must use another form of birth control until you finish the pill pack. When you forget to take a birth control ... Read More
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That does not affect it.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Missed pills: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate of birth control pills is 0.3%, that is >99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill ev ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There are many other reasons why smoking or e-cigaretts are bad for you; however, they are not know to decrease the effectiveness of birth-control pil ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Boisture
15 years experience Psychiatry
Many medications: Several medications, including Provigil (modafinil) can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. Be sure to let your doctor know about all med ... Read More

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