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Aviane: "The patient is instructed to begin taking Aviane - 28 on the first Sunday after the onset of menstruation. If menstruation begins on a Sunday, the first tablet (orange) is taken that day. One orange tablet should be taken daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by one light-green inert tablet daily for 7 consecutive days." (http://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/aviane-28.html) Should be 21 active pills. ...Read more
Nothing: They are different brands of the same pill. ...Read more
Influenza virus: There are many strains (family members) of influenza virus all over the world. Some strains affect animals and others humans. When a strain that "normally" infects animals develops the ability to infect humans, that is potentially dangerous because humans may have never had to fight off (become immune to) that strain. The "avian flu strains" come from birds. Swine flu strains came from pigs. ...Read more
Birds: Avian flu is caused by influenza viruses that mostly live in certain types of birds and make them sick. Very rarely such strains of flu virus will infect humans and make them sick. When such strains are found, the bird flock is usually killed. The area of the world, the person's nearness to sick birds and the strength of the person's immune system are all important factors in a person's risk. ...Read more
M bovis?: If you mean m. Bovis: regular treatment without pza. Most importantly: must be treated by an expert doc! ...Read more
Drug interaction: "Antibiotics such as sulfamethoxazole may reduce the effects of ethinyl estradiol in some women. If you are using ethinyl estradiol for birth control, you may be at increased risk for pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding." (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1042-6788, 2128-3104) ...Read more
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I received my first aviane prescription but it is Tuesday versus Sunday night. Can I start it tonight still?
Yes.: Birth control pills do not need to be started on Sunday's alone. In the past, Sunday starts where simply for convenience-it doesn't matter when you start them, as long as the person is sure they are not pregnant. Remember, pills may cause some nausea and spotting at first, but stick with them. Try to take them same time every day. ...Read more
I switched from Aviane to an IUD this month. I still have like 9 packs of Aviane left that I won't need. How should I dispose extra pills?
Dispose or Donate: Most towns have prescription drug disposal sites. Call your pharmacist or local health department. Some indigent health centers might accept unused/unopened medications to donate to patients. However, newer medication documentation regulations have made that harder for clinicians to do. Hope u enjoy your IUD. It is am excellent contraceptive option. ...Read more
Yes: There is no contraindication to consuming alcoholic beverages while on oral contraceptives. There are some conflicting early reports of higher alcohol levels per drink in people on birth control, but it was relatively minor and did not consistently occur in all subjects. Safe drinking limits in women are no more than 7 drinks/week or one per day. If you are drinking 4 or more, it may be a problem. ...Read more
No: Healthy raising of chickens poses no increased risk of bird flu. ...Read more
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What kinds of birds carry avian flu? Should I be on the lookout for particular kinds of birds as avian flu carriers? .
Do not worry: Avian flu is not present in the us. ...Read more
Only a few hundred..: People have died from h5n1 bird flu but of those infected half died. To this point, the virus has not mutated to be able to transmit well from person to person to cause chains of infection. Spread from asia to central europe and parts of africa is not from humans but rather from migratory birds. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Singh.: Symptoms of avian flu include fever, cough, sore throat, muscle aches ; pains ; occasionally conjunctivitis or gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting or diarrhea). Complications can include pneumonia, respiratory failure, as well as renal ; cardiac complications. It has been lethal in > 50% of infected people. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, of course birth control does have a specific starting date, but if that date is the day after the morning after pill then. You can start it. Also the morning after pill has levonorgestrol, the same drug in the morning after pill. Birth control also works as the morning after pill in certain circumstances. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Starting a combination contraceptive pill the day after you take the morning-after pill won' hurt you. However, it won't protect you from pregnancy right-away. You will need to use a back-up for some length of time. How long depends on what cycle day you are now. Best wishes! ...Read more
See Your Doctor: Only your doctor can tell you for sure. ...Read more