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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|levonorgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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On Amethia Lo, took 1st pill Thursday by mistake due to PMS symptoms--didnt start active pills again until Monday, still bleeding, how do I stop it?

On Amethia Lo, took 1st pill Thursday by mistake due to PMS symptoms--didnt start active pills again until Monday, still bleeding, how do I stop it?

Double up for 5 days: I am assuming that you have been taking Amethia Lo for sometime already. If the bleeding is heavy or bothersome to you, then you can take 1 tablet twice a day for 5 days and then go back to 1 tablet daily. It may correct the problem sometimes. However, if you have any concern about pregnancy, please do a pregnancy test. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Taking amethia lo, you get your period every 3 month's. How soon would you know youre pregnant? Is it stronger than basic every month get period bc?

Taking amethia lo, you get your period every 3 month's. How soon would you know youre pregnant? Is it stronger than basic every month get period bc?

If you feel pregnant: A woman on amethia lo would suspect she may be pregnant if she has symptoms of pregnancy (nausea, fatigue, breast soreness or swelling, etc...) or if her period does not happen. She should call the doctor if her period doesn't come. The amount of hormone in each of the 84 active amethia lo pills is the same amount as is in each of the 21 active pills of many "1-month" birth control pills. ...Read more

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Breast pain, nausea, headaches, dizzyness, non stop periods while on amethia lo? Prescribed due to pcos

Common and normal : Can be very common side effects in the first 3 months. Should improve for most women after this. If not, ask you obgyn to try a different type of pill. ...Read more

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Started amethia ten days ago bleeding is heavy , light , non existent then heavy . Is this normal? How long should it last

Started amethia ten days ago bleeding is heavy , light , non existent then heavy . Is this normal? How long should it last

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Will a DTH blocker affect borthcontrol such as amethia?

Will a DTH blocker affect borthcontrol such as amethia?

DHT blocker: Do you mean DHT (dihydrotestosterone) blocker and not DTH? And who is taking the DHT? Male vs female.... If male then it won't affect a female partner. If a female is taking this then yes it could interfere with birth control pills. ...Read more

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I've been spotting heavily for about 3 weeks when using amethia. Should I be worried?

I've been spotting heavily for about 3 weeks when using amethia. Should I be worried?

Birth control pills: The dose of progesterone (levonorgestrel) may be too low for you. If you just started taking this brand, discuss with your doctor as you may need to get switched to a different pill. Usually, we try a combination pill for 3 cycles to see if the patient will get used to it. Speak to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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I am on amethia and had unprotected sex 2 days ago and he pulled out. That day I took my pill on time. Yesterday I was 2 hours late and today I was 1 hour late taking my pill. Am I protected?

I am on amethia and had unprotected sex 2 days ago and he pulled out. That day I took my pill on time.  Yesterday I was 2 hours late and today I was 1 hour late taking my pill. Am I protected?

Yes: If you are taking your pill every day and haven't missed any pills, you are protected! Its ideal to take your pills about the same time every day, but being a few hours early or late is ok. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember and take the next one at the regular time. If you don't remember until the next day, you may need to take 2 at once. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible to not get your period at all while taking amethia? It's wednesday period week and i haven't gotten it yet.

Is it possible to not get your period at all while taking amethia? It's wednesday period week and i haven't gotten it yet.

Yes periods4times/yr: Amethia contraceptive pills are taken for 84 days of active hormones to be taken daily and 7 dayof inactive pille and you will get your pariods evey 3 months, or four times a year you should have been told this by the prescribing doctor and have read the information which comes with the pack. ...Read more

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Does Fo-Ti root affect amethia birth control?

Does Fo-Ti root affect amethia birth control?

Possibly but...: We have more to learn about such interactions. Amethia is metabolized in part by the CYP3A4 enzyme & drugs that stimulate this enzyme may reduce effectiveness, but Fo-Ti seems to inhibit this enzyme so Fo-Ti may increase the levels of Amethia in your body- but this is theoretical and no one knows for sure. But the effect on levels is probably mild. See http://tinyurl.com/mlc2526 ...Read more

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Will a DHT blocker affect birthcontrol such as amethia?

Will a DHT blocker affect birthcontrol such as amethia?

Supplements: Be very cautious of over the counter supplements such as DHT blockers that make claims that are unsupported by scientific evidence. Many of these supplements are poorly regulated and poorly studied. Although there is no reason to think it would affect birth control there are no studies showing it is safe either. ...Read more

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How long does Amethia birth control stay in your system?

How long does Amethia birth control stay in your system?

Amethia: amethia birth control is meant to be taken every day. If taken correctly, each pill lasts for 24 hours as effective contraception. Although, even if taken perfect each day, it is not 100% effective. Talk with your GYN or prescribing doctor for specific questions about your medications. Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Missed four amethia pills had unprotected sex an started bleeding the next day . what does it mean?

Missed four amethia pills had unprotected sex an started bleeding the next day . what does it mean?

Missed pills : When you stopped taking the pills you triggered withdrawal bleeding. You also exposed yourself to potential pregnancy. Use over the counter Plan B if sex was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. If pregnancy test is negative in 2 weeks consider a different birth control method ...Read more

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Can i take a DHT blocker pill and my birthcontrol amethia without any interactions between the two daily?

Can i take a DHT blocker pill and my birthcontrol amethia without any interactions between the two daily?

DHT interaction w BC: There shouldn't be interactions. However, for any medication that you take, if you notice any reaction like hives, rash, tingling of your mouth/throat or difficulty with breathing, stop it immediately & consult your doctor. If reaction is bad, call 911. It's a good idea to review all the medications you are taking with your doctor before you start a new one to review potential interactions. ...Read more