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Backup protection: "Instruct the patient to begin taking Camrese on the first Sunday after the onset of menstruation. If menstruation begins on a Sunday, the first light blue-green tablet is taken that day. One light blue-green tablet should be taken daily for 84 consecutive days, followed by one yellow tablet for 7 consecutive days. A non-hormonal back-up method of contraception (such as condoms or spermicide) > ...Read more
I just started taking camrese and find myself extremely tired lately. Is that one of the common side effects?
Hormones could : Make you feel tired, the only way to know for sure is to go off the pill and see if you feel better, and you may want to have your gyn check a few things fist like a blood count to r/o anemia and a thyroid test to r/o hypothyroid those are 2 common reasons for feeling tired and a mono test and or epstein barr virus blood test. ...Read more
Hello, I am currently taking Junel and have been bleeding for almost two months. Will switching to camrese help to stop the bleeding?
Maybe (not) . . .: Best to discuss your concerns w/your prescribing doc. We warn our female patients that it may take up to 3mo for their bodies to get used to birth control pill (silly, huh?) but this sounds a bit extreme. Turns out that there are 2 versions of Junel 1/20 & 1.5/30, each w/ & w/o iron. If you're on lower dose, bleeding suggests you may need higher dose. Camrese contains different progestogen. ...Read more
I've been taking camrese for about five months for about 3 weeks I have been bleeding and spotting every day. So how much longer should this last?
Unusual: If you have been taking this birth control pill for 5 months without a problem, and now suddenly have bleeding for 3 weeks straight, then the possibilities include: 1. Normal side effect of the pill related to extreme thinning and fragility of the uterine lining 2. Pregnancy - check a test 3. The presence of something like a uterine polyp this is a great discussion to have with your doctor. ...Read more
I missed my 1st 2 pills in my camrese pill pack, i took 2 yesterday and today, now i'm caught up, how long do I have to wait to be protected again?
Starting my second pack of camrese soon, when will i be fully protected? During placebo pills? When i start new pack? Or after that?
7 days: You were protected about 7 days after you started taking the first pack ...Read more
I've been using the rephresh 2-step and camrese Lo for just over two months and for the last two weeks have pain in the vaginal. Could this be relate?
Explanation : You need to see a doctor for evaluation of reason for your pain. This most likely related to yours sexual activity, but not the medication. ...Read more
Simple: Switch to a monthly pill at the end of this pack. Use additional protection for the first month. ...Read more
I started taking camrese lo for about a month. But i just started my period, and it's not light. Is that normal?
I'm switching from sprintec birth control to camrese. Do I need to use an alternate form of birth control for the first month?
No, not if starting: The Camrese the same day you would normally start Tri-sprintec if you had not changed brands. Both products are birth control pills, but have slightly different formulations. It is always advisable to use alternate protection if you miss pills, and to use condoms for Infection protection. ...Read more
I've been taking Camrese since March and now on third day of placebo pills but still no period, is this normal for first cycle?
It can be normal...: for any birth control on any cycle. Some birth control pills have been known for causing such light bleeding during the menstrual cycle that it is undetectable. So there is usually nothing to worry about. Of course, if pregnancy symptoms start to occur, just take a pregnancy test. ...Read more
First cycle taking camrese. Got period half way thru third pack instead of last week on yellow pills. Is this normal and is pill still effective?
Yes normal: Sometimes it can take a few months for a cycle to regulate with the birth control pill. Typically by the third pack you're body's adjusted. If you didn't miss a pill, the pill is definitely still effective. I would see what happens the following month. If you still have breakthrough bleeding, an early period, then see your doctor, a different pill may be better for you. ...Read more
I was not able to start taking camrese until the wednesday after my period had started...What should I do with those first 3 pills? Just skip them?
I started camrese july2014,no issues.last mo my period was 9days long.this mo it'll be 2wks long on Fri,can I take 2 pills 2 stop the bleeding?
See your Dr: If you are not missing any pills, see your Dr so they can help assess why this is happening and provide effective treatment options. ...Read more