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Can oral contraceptive not be taken for more than three months?

Can oral contraceptive not be taken for more than three months?

Confusing question: You can stop oral contraceptives as you wish. However, if you want to avoid pregnancy, abstain or practice another form of birth control. If you chose to restart the pill, seek the guidance of your doc when you do. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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Miss taking first three tab of my oral contraceptive yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).. What I should do to prevent consumption?

Miss taking first three tab of my oral contraceptive yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).. What I should do to prevent consumption?

Back up: If you have missed three pills then you are no longer protected. Avoid intercourse or use condoms until you finish the pack. Use emergency contraception if you have continued to have sex during these three days. ...Read more

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I have been on the oral contraceptive OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for three weeks. I had unprotected sex but only came in contact with pre-ejaculate. Am I pregnant?

I have been on the oral contraceptive OrthoCyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for three weeks. I had unprotected sex but only came in contact with pre-ejaculate. Am I pregnant?

Unlikely: The risk depends some what on when you had sex. You have some protection after 2 weeks on the pill if you are taking it correctly and started it with a period but it is most reliable after the first month . Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more

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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

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Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra ( oral contraceptive ) ?

Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra ( oral contraceptive ) ?

Very little interact: interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug .. not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read more

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Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Yes: Tisane de durbon is commonly used as a laxative and to rid the body of impurities. It is purported to be a natural blood cleanser and purifier and is believed to help in allergies, digestive disorders, skin ailments, and weigh gain. There should be no interaction with your ocp. ...Read more

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Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

"Mini pill": The mini pill, Progesterone only, (no estrogen) is generally used during breast feeding. It's been shown to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

What is an oral contraceptive for lactating women?

Progestin Only: Progestin-only oral contraceptives are safe for use by breast-feeding mothers. Jolivette, Micronor, (norethindrone) and Ovrette to name afew. ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norethindrone is a two phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Brevicon (Definition)

Brevicon is a three phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more