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A List Of Generic Birth Control Pills
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
Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?
Barrier methods?: Well, depends on which side effects you're asking about, all methods have their own side effect profile. Barrier methods like a diaphragm have no side effect, and iuds have no estrogenic side effects. ...Read more
No clear differences: There is no clear evidence that users of any one particular pill will have more or fewer side effects.Every person is different, & success with pills can't be predicted--you have to try it on (like finding the best pair of blue jeans).Most people do well on the 1st pill they try, and almost everyone can find a pill that works.Give it a fair try ~3 months if you can, as many mild side effects go away. ...Read more
Choice of pills: Is done usually by the side effects rather than efficacy at preventing pregnancy. Birth control pills are theoretically effective up to 99.7% but in real world situations (due to forgetting to take, incorrect starts, etc) can be as low as 90%, and that shouldn't differ much amongst different pill formulations unless one is very large where higher-dose pills may be needed to control the cycles ...Read more
Many different: There are many different names of combination birth control pills-some brand names and some generics-with many different hormone combinations (atype of estrogen and a type of synthetic progesterone)and also different doses.All prevent pregnancy, but may have minor variations in metabolism, side effects, and how you as an individual tolerate themthere is little evidence that any 1 pill is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are birth control pills taken for acne like Estelle 35-ED/Diane 35-ED just as effective for birth control as other combination pills ?
Yes: It's perfectly effective as a birth control due to the estrogen. The main difference is that the other hormone is typically a Progesterone in other combination pills. The second hormone in Estelle-35ED is an anti-androgen hormone called cyproterone acetate which decreases the level of androgens you are exposed to/able to respond to and thereby decreasing oily skin and acne. ...Read more
Simple: Switch to a monthly pill at the end of this pack. Use additional protection for the first month. ...Read more
Birth control: Should not so long as they are similar and taken the same way. ...Read more
Regular periods: Not sure i understand the intent of the question. The benefits of using birth control include regular periods, shorter bleeding, less cramping, less risk of infections and ovarian cysts, . Side effects can occur that include irregular bleeding, headaches, breast tenderness, frequent yeast infections, nausea, etc. Both lists are too long to include here. Please clarify the question. Thanks. ...Read more
Mini pill: Nor q-d is a progestin only pill. It contains no estrogen, like most oral contraceptives. It is commonly used with breast feeding. It has lees of an impact on milk production. Users can have trouble with irregular bleeding.1 important difference is there is no week without hormones with this pill. You need to take all the pills in the pack and then switch to the next pack right away. ...Read more
Are birth control pills that have lower hormone content such as Loestrin (I'm taking the genetic brand, Microgestin Fe 1/20) less effective?
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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