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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

If you are already: Pregnant , you should stop the oral contraceptive but it will not terminate an on-going pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can Acetaminophen affect birth control effectiveness?

Can Acetaminophen affect birth control effectiveness?

To my knowledge: this has not been a problem in my practice nor have I found it in the literature. ...Read more

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Can rulide 300mg affect the birth control pill loette?

Can rulide 300mg affect the birth control pill loette?

Ask pharmacist or Dr: These are not listed in medications approved in the USA, and appear to be available primarily in Australia. Therefore ask your health care providers in your location.I wish I could help. ...Read more

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Does trazodone affect the birth control pill Aviane?

Does trazodone affect the birth control pill Aviane?

Unlikely: I couldn't find any specific drug interactions between Trazodone and Aviane. But do check with your prescribing doctors and pharmacist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will taking metabolism pills effect my birth cntrol?

Will taking metabolism pills effect my birth cntrol?

Metabolism tablets: it would help to know what metabolism tablets you are talking about to render an answer ...Read more

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Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Can stopping birth control pills early affect your period?

Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills or stopping, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. If you're still having sex and don't want pregnancy, choose another method of birth control. If you do want pregnancy, you should take prenatal vitamins with folic acid/folate. ...Read more

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Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can taking supplements mess with birth control?

Can taking supplements mess with birth control?

St Johns wort: The most notorious supplement/health food store drug that interacts with birth control is st. Johns wort--taken for depression. Other interactions haven't been well prescribed, but it's still possible that there could be interactions. Talk with your doctor about which supplements you're taking. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills cause migrains?

Possibly: Changing hormone levels are capable of causing headaches in susceptible individuals. So this is a possibility, depending on your individual metabolism. Contact your prescriber or pharmacist for more information. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit affect birth control nexplanon?

Can grapefruit affect birth control nexplanon?

No: Grapefruit does not affect any contraceptives in any way: They are good for you, enjoy! ...Read more

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Does taking wieght lost pills affect your birth control pills?

Probably not: Most weight loss pills would have little effect on birth control pills. If you have any question, check the package insert, instructions, or just use a back up method like condoms. ...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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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