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Does Xanax Make The Birth Control Pill Less Effective At Preventing Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
If she takes birth control pills then are the sugar pills as effective at preventing pregnancy as a placebo effect?
No: The "sugar" pills are there to maintain a regular dosing schedule. Once the 3 weeks of active pills are finished, the hormonal trigger for menstruation occurs, & a period will follow. The "placebo" pills have nothing to do with the period other than to keep the schedule on routine. But one can't get pregnant during the period, so pregnancy is still prevented even though the pills are not active. ...Read more
93% effective.: At your age, even with proper use the oral contraceptives (irrespective of low-dose or not) as ~93% effective in preventing undesired pregnancy. Talk to your gynecologist for other contraceptive options, such as the iud that is much more effective in pregnancy prevention and can last up to 10 years without having to remember taking a pill daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
99+%: If taken perfectly, - same time, every day, without missing any pills, the effectiveness is quite hi- 99%. However, in practice, the figure is closer to 92% effectiveness, reflecting missed pills, etc. ...Read more
Does amoxicillin(500mg capsules) effect the birth control pill? I'm worried it will make my birth control be less effective and result in pregnancy.
No, but: Some medicines used to treat the symptoms of flu or antibiotics for a secondary bacterial infection can interfere with birth control pills. You should mention birth control pills whenever starting a new medicine. For some, you may need to use a second birth control method while on that med. ...Read more
No: No, just don't take them at the same time together to allow pill absorption. ...Read more
No: No interaction, no worries. Good wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Low dose: Low dose are just as effective as higher dose ocs. With both make sure not to miss a day, but with lower doses, you need to take it about the same time every day. They have a smaller window for administration and may be less forgiving. That being said, take it same time every day and it will be 99% effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnancy?: You would certainly suspect they weren't working if you became pregnant. If you read the package insert you will find that OCP's when taken correctly are pretty effective. BUT ONLY WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED. The biggest reason pills fail has nothing to do with the pill and everything to do with the pill taker. ...Read more
Is birth control pills, a successful vasectomy, condoms, and withdrawal method, all used at same time, enough to protect against pregnancy?
Wow : That may get as close to 100% as it can get. ...Read more
Will taking birth control pill Reclipsen 4 hours later than usual one day make it less effective? Do I need to use backup birth control?
Once per day: Taking it a few hours later will not change the effectiveness. It needs to be take once per day. ...Read more
Does switching birth control methods (from patch to pills) increase your pregnancy rate? Or is it still low because I keep taking birth control
Same: as long as you have continuous, non-stop exposure to the sufficient dose of steroid hormones for birth control, you should not experience any decrease in the efficacy of your birth control.however, the best forms of birth control are longer acting and include injections, implants, rings, and IUDs. ...Read more
Is microgestin 1/20 a good birth control pill? How effective is it compared to the other bcp? Does making it generic less effective?
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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