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Can Birth Control Pills Lose Their Potency
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
Yes over time: All medications have an expiration date, by which the manufacturer essentially guarantees the medication will be effective until that time. While medication may be effective for a longer period than that, there is no guarantee or study that it will be. It may even have undesirable effects. Expired medications should be discarded and a new prescription requested from your doctor. ...Read more
Does sperm potency effect the efficiency of birth control pills? My boyfriend is 25 and his first child was conceived on BC w/ his ex so I am curious.
What are signs that your birth control pills aren't right for you/aren't working? I've been taking Seasonique and lose my appetite from time to time.
Varies: Some women cannot tolerate the pill, but those women usually have persistent symptoms while taking the pill. What you describe is probably not related to the pill. Some variation in how you feel (headaches, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, changes in appetite, etc) may be due to your diet or to other environmental influences. You would have to stop your pill to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know if i take creatine and birth control pills (2, 5 mg nomegestrol + 1, 5 estradiol), can the pills lose the contraceptive effect?
If you have sex and get pregnant, and then a few days later start on birth control pills, would it make you lose the baby?
No: No but why would you take the pills once you are pregnant. I would stop them right away if this happened by mistake. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes (kind of): In general, pills with higher estrogen and lower androgen potency will help with acne, such as Yaz, Ortho-Tri Cyclen, and Ortho Evra (others include Demulen, Brevicon, Modicon, Necon, and Mircette). As for sexual side effects, although OCPs may decrease androgens (thought to be important in libido), the particular pill doesn't seem to matter, nor do higher estrogen concentrations. ...Read more
VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more
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