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Will cefdinir affect ortho evra, my current birth control?

Will cefdinir affect ortho evra, my current birth control?

Possibly.: It is best to use a back-up method of contraception (such as condoms and spermicide) during the time you use Cefdinir and for the week following your treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Instead of emergency contraception can I use double birth control?

Instead of emergency contraception can I use double birth control?

Sort of: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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What is the most effective form of birth control? What is the most effective form of contraception aside from condoms?

What is the most effective form of birth control? What is the most effective form of contraception aside from condoms?

Abstinence: Abstinence is actually the only 100% effective form of contraception. Condoms are actually not the most effective form of contraception either given the chance of breakage of misuse or forgetting to use them every time, but they do help protect against sexually transmitted infections. Other forms that are equally or more effective if used properly are iud's (intrauterine devices) which are small pieces of plastic or copper that are inserted into the uterus in the doctor's office with minimal discomfort and no anesthesia needed that can stay in for 5-10 years and be easily removed if future pregnancy is desired, a vaginal ring that you yourself put into the vagina once per month, a contraceptive patch that goes on the skin. There are also permanent procedures including tubal ligation (tubes tied) and essure for women and vasectomy for men when people are done having children. There are also a bunch of different kinds of birth control pills that are highly effective if taken correctly. There are a few other ones as well, but aren't used very often. ...Read more

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I always take my birth control pills at 9pm. What is the safe hour range before I have to use secondary contraception for a week? +- 1.5 hours?

I always take my birth control pills at 9pm. What is the safe hour range before I have to use secondary contraception for a week? +- 1.5 hours?

Several hours are ok: But if you forget to take it in the evening and realize that in the morning, take your pill then, but continue secondary contraception for the rest of the cycle. Other factors that affect absorption are food and other meds. If you are not in a committed relationship, then condom protection is ideal for prevention of infection as well. ...Read more

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I'm not on any contraception or birth control pills but my last 2 pierods ave been late by at least 3-5 days and this pierod was 10 days early? Why?

I'm not on any contraception or birth control pills but my last 2 pierods ave been late by at least 3-5 days and this pierod was 10 days early? Why?

Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What are my options for birth control? I started to take birth control pills, but they made me sick. What other forms of long-term contraceptions are available for women?

IUDs and implants: You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...Read more

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Could you switch between birth control brands or methods of contraception without side effects?

Could you switch between birth control brands or methods of contraception without side effects?

Maybe, maybe not: One of the reasons for dozens of available BCP's is the difference in individual women. Various pills have a differing combinations or doses of hormones. Some will do well on one preparation while others will not tolerate it. Yet a different preparation is likely to meet the needs of most women. Switching between similar dose/blends from different drug companies may go easier than changing the mix. ...Read more

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How soon after emergency contraception can you continue a birth control pack?

How soon after emergency contraception can you continue a birth control pack?

Around 2-3 days..: The emergency-pill is 2-3x the amount of medication packed in it, so I would say that you should be able to take your regular pill 2-3 days after. I don't believe there is any data available addressing this specific question, but the pharmacology of the plan-b pack suggests 2-3 days should be ok. If any trouble, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Forgot to take my birth control pill (Yaz) & I was 20 hours late. Besides contraception issues, how bad is it for my health to take it that late?

Forgot to take my birth control pill (Yaz) & I was 20 hours late. Besides contraception issues, how bad is it for my health to take it that late?

Take it Now: If you are late taking just 1 pill, it may not give you much trouble. Some women will experience breakthrough bleeding which is irregular bleeding in this cycle. It will definitely reduce your birth control efficacy. I always advise patients to use another form of birth control if they miss a pill. Do not think in general they pose significant health issues. ...Read more

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I've had mixed reactions regarding the effectiveness of the birth control pill in the first month. Is a secondary method of contraception absolutely required if I am on say, day fourteen of my first pack of pills? Or can I place reliance on the pills alon

Read pkg insert: There are different strengths of bcp's and so advice on this issue varies. Read the package insert you were given for your brand or look it up and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If, still in doubt, use protection for all of the first months. After all, you don't want to get pregnant! ...Read more

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I take birth control for medicinal purposes & not contraception is it bad that I often don't take it at the same time every day? Why & what does it do

I take birth control for medicinal purposes & not contraception is it bad that I often don't take it at the same time every day? Why & what does it do

Don't worry: Probably you are taking it to regulate your period. As long as you take with in 24 hours it is ok. ...Read more

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Why should I use extra contraception (like a condom) during the first month of taking a new birth control pill?

Why should I use extra contraception (like a condom) during the first month of taking a new birth control pill?

Prevent pregnancy: When a woman starts her first pack of birth control pills she may still ovulate in that first pack. So using a back up method for the first 2 weeks (which is what I usually recommend) helps to prevent an unintended pregnancy. Once she has finished her first pack then the bcp effectiveness is up to 98+% and no further back up is needed (unless she missed 2 or more bcp in a row). ...Read more

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Can birth control pills be be used as emergency contraception? If so, how much and how, and when exactly? Thanks

Can birth control pills be be used as emergency contraception? If so, how much and how, and when exactly? Thanks

Some can be.: But not all are a good choice. Check reference chart to see which oral contraceptives can be used for emergency contraception and at what doses. Http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/dose. Html#dose ...Read more

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How many birth control pills do you use for an emergency contraception? She is 5' 4" and a little less than 100lbs

Plan b: Over the counter emergency birth control is available without a prescription if you are 17 and older. Otherwise, if you already have birth control pills, see: http://www. Not-2-late. Com for options. ...Read more

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How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female

How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female

See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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How can you take mercilon (birth control pill) as an emergency contraception (morning after pill)?

How can you take mercilon (birth control pill) as an emergency contraception (morning after pill)?

See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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I took the injection...3 month contraception. Instead of birth control pill. Could losing hair be a side effect?

I took the injection...3 month contraception. Instead of birth control pill. Could losing hair be a side effect?

Yes: Yes, but it is not a permanent loss. Each hair goes through a growth phase, a "resting" phase, and then falls out to start the cycle over again. Conditions like pregnancy and use of hormones synchronize much of your hair so that although they will all fall out at the same time they will then start growing back. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin interfere with birth control pills (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Is another contraception method recommended while on it?

Does isotretinoin interfere with birth control pills (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Is another contraception method recommended while on it?

No: No, Isotretinoin does not interfere with your birth contrl pills. In fact you should stay on the birth control pills while on Isotretinoin due to risk of birth defects. An alternative might be the patch if you are looking for a change. ...Read more

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Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should I use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)

Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should I use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)

Personal choice: Properly used condoms have less than a 2% failure rate, so additional back up plans are your choice. Proper use means the condom is applied before any intercourse, remained snug during sex, and sex stopped if the condom became loose. ...Read more

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I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills (not in a row), will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills (not in a row), will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

Higher dose: The hormones in one birth control pill are not in high enough levels to be used a an emergency contraceptive (EC) Multiple pills must be taken to get an emergency contraceptive effect. Your doctor can advise you on the number of pills needed, depending on the specific birth control pill. Missing a birth control pill increases pregnancy risk, so EC would be needed for each sexual encounter. ...Read more

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Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?

Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?

Yes: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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If I take my birth control pill at night and throw up the next morning, do I need back up contraception. I am seasonique so my period won't come yet.

If I take my birth control pill at night and throw up the next morning, do I need back up contraception. I am seasonique so my period won't come yet.

No: Not if you took the pill the night before. IF this is happening frequently then a doctor should evaluate your morning vomiting. You would also consider the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD as a birth control option that would also reduce or eliminate periods. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cefdinir (Definition)

Cefdinir is a third generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more