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Belara Contraceptive Pill
Hi there, I will appreciate your help. I tool belara contraceptive pill last month for acne reasons. This is the 21 pack pill. I took all the pill su?
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
Choice of pills: Is done usually by the side effects rather than efficacy at preventing pregnancy. Birth control pills are theoretically effective up to 99.7% but in real world situations (due to forgetting to take, incorrect starts, etc) can be as low as 90%, and that shouldn't differ much amongst different pill formulations unless one is very large where higher-dose pills may be needed to control the cycles ...Read more
Stemetil and the OCP: Unlikely it would reduce the effectiveness of the pill, but it is metabolized by the liver which can make the liver metabolize pill hormones faster, so to be absolutely safe use a pill hormone recipe that is higher dose or does not need the liver to create the active form of the progestin, such as levonorgestrel, and you could consider continuous use of the hormones. Talk to your doctor as well. ...Read more
Work to do what??: Get you high? It will do that whether you are on a contraceptive or not, and there is no evidence that ecstacy and ocp's have any drug interactions, but taking contraceptives regularly is critical for them to work effectively, and use of mdma is not likely to help you remember to take your medications. Forms of mdma like "molly" have been associated with deaths and serious illness- get some help. ...Read more
Oral contraceptive: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Asked and Answered: No. No reason to keep asking us the same question. The answer is not going to change. Emergency contraception is not for repeated or frequent use. That would be extremely unwise, unhealthy and an inappropriate way to prevent pregnancy. Are you hoping to harm the body and organs of the female you love? ...Read more
A 17 yo female who have missed contraceptive pills for 3 days have no cause for alarm and will have to follow this adjustment:
1. You will have to double your pill on day one and day two.
2. On the third day, resume your contraceptive pill daily.
Please talk with your doctor for any further questions.
Goodluck. ...Read more
Can't say for sure: If concerned - let provider know so that this can be taken into account when looking at your options. ...Read more
Pregnancy: Obviously one can get pregnant if not taking the pill. Your periods will go back to your baseline state ----either good or bad depending on what they were like. There are really no side effects of not taking them as they are out of your system in about 7 days. ...Read more
Yes: The morning after pill is actually quite safe and it can be used as often as it is needed. Emergency contraception is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex; best taken within first 3 days; but can provide protection up to 5 days so you can use it twice in one week. Using emergency contraception doesn't prevent pregnancy as well as methods you use before or after sex. ...Read more
In migraine with aura contraceptives is always contraindicated. In migraine without aura not contraindicated, but there is an increased risk of ischemic stroke.
Migraines/headaches can be affected by the dose and type of hormone in the contraceptive you take.
Rec.: talk yo your health care provider to find the medicine that suits you best. ...Read more