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Are estrogen tablets the same as contraceptive pill?

Are estrogen tablets the same as contraceptive pill?

No: Estrogen alone won't keep you from getting pregnant. Contraceptive pills contain a combination of Estrogen + Progesterone or Progesterone alone. Best wishes! ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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What other pills have the same components as diane35 and are safe?

What other pills have the same components as diane35 and are safe?

Medroxyprogesterone: i am not familiar with this steriod combination or availability in the US. sorry ...Read more

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Are birth control pills the same as hormone replacement therapy?

No: Birth control pills and HRT contain different types of Estrogens and progesterones and different dosages of hormones. They have been developed to meet different needs for women at different stages of their lives and thus have different risks, benefits, and side effects. ...Read more

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Are signs of pregancy different when you are taking the bcp?

Are signs of pregancy different when you are taking the bcp?

Oral contraceptives: No. Whether you are taking birthcontrol pills when you get pregnant or not, pregnancy symptoms are similar. ...Read more

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Are all drugs with bimatoprost as the main ingredient the same, even if the names are different?

Are all drugs with bimatoprost as the main ingredient the same, even if the names are different?

Bimatoprost: Bimatoprost is sold a the glaucoma eye drop Lumigan, at the 0.01% concentration, and as Latisse (bimatoprost) at the 0.03% concentration. Latisse (bimatoprost) is marketed as a drug that leads to longer, thicker eyelashes. The drugs are essentially the same, except for concentration and cost. Lumigan used to be sold at the 0.03% concentration, with a major side effect being increased eyelash growth. ...Read more

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Are the potential complications of birth control pills while smoking in women over 40 the same for those using nicotine replacement while on the pill?

Are the potential complications of birth control pills while smoking in women over 40 the same for those using nicotine replacement while on the pill?

Excellent question: Very good question. Nicotene causes increased heart rate and blood pressure which are not healthy in general. Nicotene plus estrogen is still damaging in the event of brain hippocampal ischemia. There do not, however, seem to be as many significant atheroslerotic events as with smoking and contraceptives. Try Zyban (bupropion). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19442878 ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter prenatal pills the same as prescribed for fertility with hypothyroidism?

Are over-the-counter prenatal pills the same as prescribed for fertility with hypothyroidism?

Yes: No matter the situation the prenatals are the same. Any type or brand is fine. Makes no difference with thyroid just take the pills at a different time of day as the thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

What are the effects for for each of these hormones estrogen, progesterone, gonadotropins?

Varied.: Estrogen: feminization of sexual tissues, fertility, uterine contractions, vasodilatation, hepatic stimulation, lower seizure threshold, strengthening of bones, breast/endometrial/ovarian tumorigenesis. Progesterone: support pregnancy, implantation, keeps pregnant cervix closed, immunosuppressant, muscle relaxant, prothrombotic, prevents breast cancer. Gonadotrohins: menarche, stimulate ovaries. ...Read more

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What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of bc pill

What are the most popular medicines prescribed for menopausal symptoms? Premrin and Prempro? Anything with progesterone & estrogen outside of  bc pill

Premarin-least used: Premarin and its' companion product Prempro are the least popular among GYN MD's as it is an older product and there are many more estrogen/progesterone medications on the market that work "better". Premarin was one of the first estrogen products historically derived from equine urine (horse). ...Read more

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Is vitex the same as spironolactone?

Is vitex the same as spironolactone?

No: Vitex is different. It is a natural supplement. While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2181002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)? Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?

What are the long term effects of lupron (leuprolide)?  Why are so many women asking to have it taken off the market?

Bone loss: Prolonged use can cause bone loss. It mimics a menopausal status, thus with lupron, (leuprolide) estrogen and Progesterone levels are lower than would be expected during the reproductive years. ...Read more

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Perlutal and perlutex are these two the same kind of birth control?

Perlutal and perlutex are these two the same kind of birth control?

No: Perlutal is a combination of estrdilo and Algestone Acetophenide intended for injection monthly. It is not licensed in the USA. Perlutex comes as a tablet and only contains megroxyprogesterone [email protected] acetate and is mainly used in vet medicine. ...Read more

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Is the progesterone only birth control pill just as effective as the regular pills with estrogen (such as tri cyclen)?

Is the progesterone only birth control pill just as effective as the regular pills with estrogen (such as tri cyclen)?

Less effective: While less effective than combination pills, progestin only pills are still more effective than other methods such as barrier methods or rhythm method. The chief problem is that your cycles may become irregular. ...Read more

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Is microgestin fe 1/20 and gildess fe 1/20 the same type of birth control? Or are there some factors that differ?

Is microgestin fe 1/20 and gildess fe 1/20 the same type of birth control? Or are there some factors that differ?

Same type of pill: Both these pills are generic forms of loestrin fe 1/20. They are both made up of the same type and amounts of hormones. Go with the one that is less expensive and/or available at your pharmacy. ...Read more

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Are the hormones in milk the same as the hormones in meat? Which are safer?

Are the hormones in milk the same as the hormones in meat? Which are safer?

Different: The main hormone used to produce milk is rbst; it can result in higher levels of insulin-like growth factor (igf) in the milk. I'm more concerned about cocktails of hormones used to fatten cattle for beef including estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, melengesterol, trenbolone, and zeranol. Low-levels remain in the meat at purchase. Effects very controversial. Concern about cancer, infertility. ...Read more

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Are there any larcs that use progesterone and oestrogen, or all they all progesterone only?

Are there any larcs that use progesterone and oestrogen, or all they all progesterone only?

Not necessarily: There is a larc method that does not involve any hormones which is paragard iud. All others involve progetin hormone. ...Read more

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Is the effects of biotin pills are different depends on the brand or its the same effect but different name brand ?

Is the effects of biotin pills are different depends on the brand or its the same effect but different name brand ?

Hard to know: Because vitamins are sold otc and not assessed for efficacy by the fda it is not possible to tell differences from product to product. Whether or not this is accurate advice i don't know, but the more popular name brands are said to be more reliable. Hope that helped. ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Hormone Replacement Therapy (Definition)

Usually done to provide the hormones that would be deficient upon surgical removal or inactivity or malfunction of a hormone producing gland or organ. The endocrinologist is the medical specialist that specializes amongst other things , in doing just that. Insulin/glucagon-pancreas, thyroid hormone-thyroid, ovaries, testicles, hypothalamus, ...Read more