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Can I take Cefadroxil (oral antibiotics for acne) while taking Aviane birth control pills?

Can I take Cefadroxil (oral antibiotics for acne) while taking Aviane birth control pills?

CEFADROXIL + AVIANE: CHECK WITH YOUR GYNECOLOGIST.
THERE MAY BE A SLIGHT INTERACTION BETWEEN THEM. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

What makes oral contraceptives only 97%-99% effective and not 100%?

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 once in a rare while she still manages to ovulate. The percentages are about a population of women, NOT about one woman. Medical statistics have to be interpreted this way, because nobody knows what the percentage effectiveness is for a specific woman. ...Read more

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Do oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

Do oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

Weight gain: Shouldn't do. If you are gaining weight look into your eating habits and/or see a dietitian. ...Read more

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Can I take oral contraceptives after period?

Can I take oral contraceptives after period?

Contracrptives: I do not prescribe a great deal of contraceptives but as I recall that's how started at end of period. ...Read more

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Does oral contraceptives affect liver function?

No, unless liver dis: If you already have active liver disease (such as hepatitis), you shouldn't take birth control pills. If your live is normal, the pill won't cause liver function to be abnormal. ...Read more

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Can oral contraceptives intake increase prolactin levels?

Can oral contraceptives intake increase prolactin levels?

Yes, due to estrogen: Estrogen causes certain cells in the pituitary gland called lactotrophs to increase production of the prolactin hormone. High levels of estrogen naturally occur in pregnancy, thereby increasing prolactin, which increases breast size and milk production, allowing the mother to subsequently breast-feed. Oral contraceptive pills that contain estrogen can also increase prolactin levels. ...Read more

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If I am taking oral contraceptives why would I skip a period?

If I am taking oral contraceptives why would I skip a period?

Might be normal: Sometimes women will miss a period while taking BCP, it's not that unusual, keep taking them as directed. However another reason for a missed period could be pregnancy, so you should check a home pregnancy test to be certain. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and side effects of using oral contraceptives?

What are the benefits and side effects of using oral contraceptives?

Pregnancy prevention: Oral contraceptives help prevent pregnancy. They decrease the risk of ovarian, uterine and colon cancer. They can regulate the menstrual cycle. The tend to decrease cramps, shorten and lighten the menstrual cycle. They can improve acne. They can also be used to decrease PMS symptoms ...Read more

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Can I take oral contraceptives while using mirena (levonorgestrel) also?

Can I take oral contraceptives while using mirena (levonorgestrel) also?

Not 4 contraception.: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) intrauterine device is one of the most effective birth control methods available. There is no need to take oral contraceptives (a less effective form of birth control) for contraception. If your doctor has prescribed oral contraceptives for a reason other than birth control, (e.g. Acne vulgaris) you should discuss your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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What is the role of oral contraceptives in the treatment of endometriosis?

What is the role of oral contraceptives in the treatment of endometriosis?

Hormonal treatment: Progesterone in the oral contraceptives will antagonize the effects of estrogen and stunt the growth of endometriosis. Progesterone may modulate the pain response as well. ...Read more

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Which side effects can I get from using oral contraceptives before having children?

Which side effects can I get from using oral contraceptives before having children?

Please go online: To read that or discuss with your obgyn as your obgyn should go over possible side effects you could get, most women do quite well on pills and the benefits for the vast majority of people far outweigh the risks and the pill will not prevent pregnancy after you have stooped it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant on oral contraceptives even though I got my monthy bleeding?

Is it possible to be pregnant on oral contraceptives even though I got my monthy bleeding?

It is possible to: Get pregnant on pills, but if you are pregnant you would not have monthly bleeding but u can be pregnant and have bleeding during pregnancy, please see your gyn and do a preg test. ...Read more

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Why are smoking, oral contraceptives, and dehydration all risk factors for thromboembolism?

Why are smoking, oral contraceptives, and dehydration all risk factors for thromboembolism?

Several factors: Embolism is increased by three factors: vessel damage, increased coagulation and reduced flow (Virchow's triad). Smoking damages the cells lining your vessels, oral contraceptives increase your tendency to clot and dehydration reduces flow in your vessels. ...Read more

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Lamictal interacts with oral contraceptives. What would be a better method that would not interact with this medication?

Several: The best would probably be one of the IUDs. DepoProvera and Nexplanon would be other choices but would be associated with more irregular bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

Very safe: Assuming that one is in good health, doesn't smoke over the age of 35, has no risk of leg/lung clots, the pill is quite safe - even safer than pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which oral contraceptives have pills to shorten your cycle?

Which oral contraceptives have pills to shorten your cycle?

Pill shorten cycle: Why do you want to shrten the cycle. If your question is to shorten the period when you are bleeding.
Most of the birth control pills shorten your periods. Chose a pill with low estrogen and modified progestin, or take no period pills. ...Read more

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Side effects of oral contraceptives?

Side effects of oral contraceptives?

Rare: Most women do very well on birth control pills with few side effects. Breast tenderness, nausea and break through bleeding are rare now with lower dose pills and usually these side effects go away over time. Other side effects include mood changes and vaginal dryness. If these happen, talk to your doctor who can often make an adjustment in the pill you're taking. Other serious effects are rare. ...Read more

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Could taking oral contraceptives for 6 months cause permanent hairloss?

Could taking oral contraceptives for 6 months cause permanent hairloss?

?: Very unlikely but any medication cause different problems in different people. ...Read more

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Can oral contraceptives cause vaginal pain?

Can oral contraceptives cause vaginal pain?

May do: Contraceptive pills depending upon the type may cause vaginsl congestion which may cause pain ...Read more

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What to do about oral contraceptives and weight gain?

Notify provider: If you note excessive weight gain since beginning a particular contraceptive pill - let your medical provider know so that it can be determined if this is the optimal medication for you. ...Read more

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Does terbinafine reduce efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Does terbinafine reduce efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Possibly progestogen: If you are using prostegon-only bcp, then use barrier contraception during terbinafine use plus 2 days after stopping terbunafine as a precaution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take aderrall while on oral contraceptives?

Is it safe to take aderrall while on oral contraceptives?

Yes: There is no problem using these two medications together. ...Read more

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Does loperamide interact with combined oral contraceptives?

Unlikely: Loperamide has no known interaction with combined oral contraceptive pills so it is unlikely that it will affect OCPs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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