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Will Malarone Impact Birth Control
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
Does Next Choice One Dose impact the effectiveness of your regular birth control pills? Took this bc I took birth control 1 hour late
No, not at all.: Next Choice and other "morning after" pills have hormones similar to those in OCP's, just in higher doses. While we advise taking the pill at the same time every day, taking it one hour late will not decrease its effectiveness. Also, using the "morning after" regimen when you're already taking the Pill regularly, is an unnecessary expense and an unnecessary exposure to hormone side effects. ...Read more
Drug interactions: These types of birth control medications can be affected by other products including "herbal" products and prescription medications. Due to "cytochrome" involvement with cyp3a4 many drugs may decrease the effectiveness of birth control. In addition marijuana use may change memory and inhibition also effecting birth control methods. ...Read more
Can I take olive leaf extract with combination birth control pills, or will it impact contraceptive effectiveness?
Hi. Does azithromycin affect the pill cerazette? I took 4 azithromycin 2 weeks ago and don't know how long this could impact on my birth control.
Would my birth control pill (microgynon) have any impact on my fibrous dysplasia of the femur bone?
Fibrous dysplasia: Fibrous dysplasia is a localized bone disorder in which the cause is unclear it can have variable symptoms assoc with pain local deformity weak local bone it is not affected by oral contraceptives or other medicines u maybe prescribed in future. ...Read more
Will weed have negative impacts on birth control pills? Is getting the impant in the arm or a vaginal implant a better option to smoke weed?
No.: Malarone does not interact with contraceptive pills. Your contraceptive pills will continue to be effective if you take them at the same time each day. ...Read more
Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l
Withdrawal of birth control is highly unlikely to cause weight gain. Without birth control you may be pregnant which can cause an initial, significant weight gain. Other issues are thyroid dysfunction. Sometimes the estrogen in oral contraceptives can cause nausea and now you may be relieved of this nausea.
Losing insurance should not prevent you from obtaining contraception. Wal-mart has very cheap birth control as does planned parenthood and neighborhood health clinics. The clinics can also evaluate for thyroid dysfunction. I would suggest that you check out one near you. ...Read more
Store or Office: You can get condoms at any pharmacy store. Most towns have a planned parenthood office which offers all types of birth control as well as well-women exams or see your family physician. You can also call any ob/gyn office to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Most physicians offer birth control so make a call soon. ...Read more
Using this site: This is not a chat room. None of your questions are ever linked nor can we access them. To get the most from this site you need to provide background on a problem and ask a related problem. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
Many options.: Their are many options for birth control that may be appropriate depending on your medical history and your reproductive plans. Options include barrier methods, hormonal methods like pills and rings, long acting reversible methods like the iud, Implanon and Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Each method has pros and cons. To decide which is best for you go see your doctor. ...Read more
No: The public site is for general health information. It does not practice medicine. There is a concierge feature where you can enlist the aid of private physicians who can help you in some cases for a fee. ...Read more
Next cycle: If you start this month taking your pills in the morning, and want to change to night time, or any other time, keep to your schedule for this cycle. After your next period, you can change to another time if it is more convenient. ...Read more
Some people can: Depending on the persona nd the pill if it is u, I would rec an in office tubal sterilization, and if I was going to put you on a pill at your age the only pill I would put u on is loloestrin as it is the only 10mcg pill on the market- so it would be the safest one for u. ...Read more
Nothing is 100%: The most common cause of failed contraception is related to user-error: missed pills, patch, ring, shot, etc, but even if you use a method perfectly, failures can happen. Next to permanent sterilization, the most effective methods include iuds and implants--which are "forgettable"--and not as subject to user-error, making them easy and very effective to use. Talk with your doctor about options. ...Read more