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Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more
That is not the purp: Purpose of that pill , it could possibly make them larger or not but at your age you should be on a lowest dose pill which is loloestrin. ...Read more
Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any birth control: Pill taken correctly should be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It's a good choice for that purpose; but using ocp for hair is only trial and error to find the one that works best. ...Read more
Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick variety of scars have to be excised and can be done quite easily with small punch biopsies. The crater variety can be helped with multiple sessions of microdermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doryx (doxycycline): This is antibiotic, Doxycycline commonly prescribed for inflamed, infected acne. It does not prevent Acne with long term use. Why are you starting birth control pills? how long do you plan to be on the antibiotics? How old are you? I'm assuming you are female but you didn't even provide us with that information. All antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills so use barrier as well. ...Read more
Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?
Adverse reaction: There is the possibility that you are having an allergic contact dermatitis to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) ring or a component of the ring itself. Way to test is to have the ring removed, then see a dermatologist or allergist for patch testing to determine if you have an allergy to components of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device. ...Read more
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been. ...Read more
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