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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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Does Geritol liquid affect my birth control pill?

Does Geritol liquid affect my birth control pill?

No: No, as it is a multivitamin product, there is nothing in there that should interact with your BC pill. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will taking amoxicillin affect my birth control pill?

Will taking amoxicillin affect my birth control pill?

Yes -be careful: Antibiotics can affect birth control pills by a somewhat convoluted mechanism. (If you really need to know, it has to do with the enterohepatic cycling of the birth control pills and the 'good bacteria' living in your gut that can be killed off by antibiotics). At times like this, it is best to rely on barrier protection methods/abstain since the 'Pill' may not be 99.9% effective as it usually is. ...Read more

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Will herbal medicine affect my birth control pill?

Will herbal medicine affect my birth control pill?

Possibly: It is well known that certain herbs can affect medications. For example, st. John's wort is an herb that is commonly used that can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. Check with an integrative pharmacist or physician if your regular pharmacist is unsure. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact there is little evidence supporting a massive increase in pregnancies with antibiotic use, it is better to be safe than sorry. Use the back-up method during the run of your antibiotic and continue for one week afterwards. ...Read more

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Will diarrhea affect my birth control pill? , I had sex around 2 and that night I took my pill at about 10:15 but had diarrhea at about 11,

Will diarrhea affect my birth control pill? , I had sex around 2 and that night I took my pill at about 10:15 but had diarrhea at about 11,

Quite unlikely: It is quite unlikely that having diarrhea will impact the effectiveness of your birth control pills. If a woman throws up within an hour or so of taking her pill then there is a good chance the medication won't be absorbed. But with diarrhea the medication will still be absorbed. ...Read more

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I am being taking Geritol, Emergen—C, Dayquil, plus y multivitamins. Does any of those affect my birth control pill?

I am being taking Geritol, Emergen—C, Dayquil, plus y multivitamins. Does any of those affect my birth control pill?

Unlikely, but. . .: It's unlikely that any of your dietary supplements will affect your birth control pill but w/o knowing exactly which one you're taking, we can't give you a definitive answer. Worse, there are more than a half-dozen versions of "Dayquil", each w/different ingredients, so again, not enough information. Consider using http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html. More importantly, talk w/ur FamilyDoc ...Read more

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I am taking cefuroxime axetil for my acne, will it affect my birth control pill?

I am taking cefuroxime axetil for my acne, will it affect my birth control pill?

No: But that is a poor choice for acne. You fail to indicate which birth control. Some birth control makes acne worse, some make it better. 30 years ago it was a reasonable question to ask if an antibiotic might inhibit absorption of birth control hormone. Studies were done showing no effect except for rifampin. A much better treatment for you is antiandrogen SPIRONOLACTONE usually 100mg a day. Or min ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you don't bleed during the 7 day break on the birth control pill?

Depends: Some pills cause more suppression of the lining of the uterus, so that there isn't much lining to accumulate and bleed during the 7day pill-free interval; so that is not 'bad'or dangerous, but you would need sono/labs to make sure nothing else is preventing menstruation (like pregnancy...). If labs/sono are normal then it is fine/safe to not have a period. If you want a period, may need to change. ...Read more

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If you don't take the pill at the same time everyday what does this do to the effectiveness of the birth control pill?

Decreases it: If you take the pill early one and take it late the next day, your blood hormone levels will drop too low allowing your ovary to ovulate, putting you at risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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I take birth control pill Reclipsen every night around 9. Because of work sometimes I can't take it until 10. Would this still make it as effective?

I take birth control pill Reclipsen every night around 9. Because of work sometimes I can't take it until 10. Would this still make it as effective?

Still as effective: As long as a woman takes her daily combination birth control pill (such as Reclipsen) within 2-3 hours of the usual time that she takes her pill each day, she will not notice any difference in the effectiveness of the pills. Pregnancy is possible, but rarely happens, if pills are taken correctly this way. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill doesn't cause nausea?

Which birth control pill doesn't cause nausea?

Lowest dose: One with 10mcg of Estradiol would be expected to have the lowest rate of nausea, but nausea is a recognized side effect of oral contraceptive use with any/all doses/formulations. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Is there a birth control pill that doesn't worsen effects of raynaud's syndrome?

Maybe: Information on what happens to raynaud's patients when they use birth control pills is hard to find. More research needs to be done. The general recommendation is to avoid birth control pills because the hormones (estrogen) can affect blood circulation and blood vessels. However, a woman can talk with her ob-gyn doctor if she wishes to use birth control pills. Progesterone-only pills may be ok. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

Loloestrin: My #1 pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen, the lowest dose u can take, no guarntees but I have not had any of my pts complain of wt gain on that pill, so make an appt with your gyn, I also give my pts., some samples to start out with, it is a brand name pill which is much better than a generic pill, and there is no generic for that pill, and also there is a $10 off coupon u can print. ...Read more

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What birth control pill can I take only once a month. I can't take the daily ones. Please help me?

What birth control pill can I take only once a month. I can't take the daily ones. Please help me?

None: Lunelle, which was an injection, is now banned in the us because of associated dangers. Try using a diaphragm. You need to be fitted by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for me I just need to get pill and I don't know what one is the best

What is the best birth control pill for me I just need to get pill and I don't know what one is the best

You: You should give your doctor a call to discuss your options since they will write the prescription for you. Which pills you should try depends upon what insurance you have and the "side effects" you may be interested in. Various pills can help with pre-menstrual symptoms, improve acne, regulate or lighten your period, or only make it come every 3 months. You may have to try a few before you find the right pill for you. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


Strattera (Definition)

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