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Generic birth control pills the same as brand

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Here is an example:: Alesse = ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Generic medication: If the ingredients and actual milligram amounts are the same, a generic contraceptive should work as well if taken as directed. Try to take the pill ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: They're effective.
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: It is difficult to be certain because it has many ingredients with very limited research on most of them, but nothing jumps out that would obviously i ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No one best brand.: Discuss with your provider to best meet your needs. See: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth- ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Your specific needs: There are many good oral contraceptive products. Which is the best for you depends on your life style, your risk factors and other specifics. Take car ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
It probably generic: It may be a generic of the same, but ask the pharmacist why it was changed.Sometimes it is formulary issue of coverage by your insurance plan.But you ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Minimal: Just like the 'nuts and bolts' of different makes of cars are essentially the same, the differences between various kinds of birth control pills are m ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oral bcp timing: If the time is changed, one can always take the next active pill before having taken the last, to avoid breakthrough bleeding. One can also stop the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Some ocps have a higher rate of amenorrhea (specifically, lo loestrin has a higher rate of it), also - if your dr put you on a 'continuous' type of pi ... Read More

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