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How long does it take the birth control pill to work

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Quickly: If you start the pill with your period or on the sunday after your period it is highly effective the first month. Most people use a back up for the f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Birth : Birth control pills introduce hormones to your body that your body is not regularly used to. Many women often experience nausea when they first start ... Read More
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
Take at bedtime: Nausea can happen for 5-10% of women in the first cycle. Taking at bedtime may help. It's important to take the same time every day and not miss. Ty... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Preferably.: As with any medication, maintaining a circadian (daily) rhythm helps maximize the efficacy of ocps too. That does not mean that you should stress out ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
It should not: Most women return to fertility within a few months after stopping birth control pills. Once your cycles are regular off the pills then you should be a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 37 years experience
At least a cycle: With any bcp you should use additional protection for at least one month. After that time, you can be more confident in the contraceptive effect but ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Internist or GP: I wasn't aware of a contraindication between statins and oral contraceptives. There are other options to use for hyperlipidemia depending upon how sev... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Colton
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Birth control pills: Some pills are chewable and start dissolving right away. Those that are swallowed will start upon entering the stomach and take about 30-45 minutes d... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amit Patel
Urogynecology 24 years experience
7 to 10 days: 7 to 10 days, typically to stop the period. Make sure your pregnancy test is negative prior to starting the birth control pills. Lastly, if your per... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 46 years experience
It depends: It depends on when in your cycle you started the pills. If you started on the first day of bleeding, it's effective right away. If later in your cyc... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
It is absorbed quick: But in the small intestine, not the stomach. When we are nauseus the stomach develops antiperistaltic waves that propel your jiuces backwards. In sh... Read More
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