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Aygestin Progestin Based Agent
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more
Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?
Options: There are options. Prempro has different dosages of estrogen and Progesterone component. Estrogen (estradiol) comes in 0.3mg, 0.45mg, and 0.625mg. The Medroxyprogesterone acetate comes as 1.5mg 2.5mg and 5mg. As your dosage of estrogen goes up, so does progesterone. You can take estrogen as pill or patch. I like the patch. And then take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Progesterone (2.5 or 5.0mg). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is norethisterone a type of progestrone? Does yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contain progestrone? When can its weight gain effect start taking place?
Desogen=Desogestrel: These pills contain Desogestrel (Desogen): APRI, CAZIANT, CESIA, CYCLESSA, DESOGEN, (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) MIRCETTE, ORTHO-CEPT, RECLIPSEN, SOLIA, & VELIVET. Other Birth-control pills use a different ingredient. However, ask your pharmacist to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more
Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more
Which among drospirenone containing ocp or cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?
Birth control pills: there are too many to listGet a more detailed answer ›
What are the most effective pills to control acne? Is Diane35 safe? Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?
Forgotten pill on hols, was rigevidon (150 mg/30 mg levonorgestrel ethinylesradiol). Will mircodiol which has same quantities but desogestrel be ok?
Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) CP has 3mg synthetic progesteron while microgynon contains only 150 micrograms.Why such difference if both contain 30micrograms synth.Estrogen?
When adding estrogen to prometrium (micronized progesterone) for perimenopausal relief how is amt. Determined?
Starting dose: Most people will use 1-2 mg which are the lowest doses for effectiveness, sometime we go higher if symptoms are persistant. ...Read more
Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?
I can't take estrogen due to suspected migraines. Which progestin is safest for me, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, or etonogestrel?
Best 2mg estradiol/100mg progestrn dosing regime to trigger period in 27yr old w/ 2yr amenorrhea? All tests normal (@fertility clinic), estrogen low.
What are goals? : The treatment depends on the goals. You mention a fertility clinic. If you are trying to get treatment would be modified to help stimulate ovulation. If you're simply trying to regulate the menstrual cycles birth control pills would be the most common option. If you're experiencing premature ovarian failure then other considerations are necessary to manage this problem ...Read more
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