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when is the pill effective

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Very: About 99% when taken as prescribed.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Metranidazole: Yes it won't effect bcp's.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The pill generally has a failure rate of 5%/yr of use. Skipping doses for a day or two or other inconsistent use can increase failure rate. The lowest ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Trolice
31 years experience Fertility Medicine
At least one cycle: Typically, if the birth control pill is taken during meness, ovulation should be suppressed. However, to insure effective contraception, back up birt ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Which pill?: It would depend on the pill you are taking.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: If you take the BCP daily it is effective. If you miss a day take 2 the following day and if you miss 2 days in a raw take 2 pills following 2 days. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
Don't risk it: Go ahead and start, but use condoms the first cycle.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If taken within 72: Hrs it should work, but u shouldn't have had to take it 3 times already, u need to get on a reliable birth control method that u will use so u will no ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
It is as good as: Clomid (clomiphene). You do not need a specific diet.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
16 years experience Pharmacology
Within 72 hours: Plan b (levonorgestrel)should be taken within 72 hours (preferably within 12-24 hours) of unprotected sex. If vomiting occurs within 2 hours of taking ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not less effective: but it may throw off your cycle and cause you to have irregular bleeding

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