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Xulane birth control effectiveness

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
2 weeks: The safest answer is two weeks. It works a little faster if you started it right after your last period.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No such percentages: In real life, there are no such answers like percentage numbers. If there was no ejaculation, the chance of pregnancy is always very low. If one has r... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
Family Medicine 32 years experience
During the first few months your body is adjusting to the contraceptive patch, you may have some vaginal bleeding in addition to the usual bleeding du... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
If you start: close to the beginning of your cycle, first day or two of flow, it works quickly, otherwise about two weeks, it may help early. However, that may not ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnancy test: The Xulane patch is replaced weekly for 3 weeks (21 total days). The fourth week is drug free. If you have been taking it correctly, you should hav... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on Birth control. it happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: Smoking increases the metabolism of many drugs, including some of the ones used in oral contraceptives. Even more importantly, smoking increases the p... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No: Not reported. Very unlikely
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
It's fine: It is perfectly fine to eat after taking your bcp's and it does not reduce its efficacy in any way.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
At : At least 1 week of taking the active pills in the pack to be effective. However, given that you are likely taking the pills to prevent pregnancy, i w... Read More