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Is oral contraceptives effective immediately

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Preteen through: adulthood; however, pills are not 100% certain: you should always use condoms plus or with spermicidal gel or foam.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Life is not perfect: Life is never perfect nor 100%. Things just happen, sometimes. Each woman's body has to respond to the artificial hormones in the pills, and maybe onc ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Human Factors: The most common reason for oral contraception failure is incorrect use (Missing pills, starting wrong, etc). Other common causes are antibiotics, vom ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Similar: Both are similar in terms of effectiveness and safety.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yuzpe method: An old fashioned method is to take 100 ucg of estrogen twice 12 hours apart. Most pills contain 20-30 ucg of estrogen so depending on the brand you wo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the dose and the patient. Evereone reacts differently.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No change: The one she is taking will continue to be effective.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a Provider: We are lucky that there are so many oral contraceptives to choose from. There are ones that give light flows, and reduced frequency of flows. Since y ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lybrel: There is only one pill that is marketed in the U.S. that is advertised as stopping periods completely. Women frequently have break thru bleeding even ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Oral contraceptives: Can be helpful in regulating irregular periods. See your gynecologist for recommendations.
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