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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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What medications could interact with birth control? Are there any medications I should be sure to not take while also on birth control pills? .

What medications could interact with birth control? Are there any medications I should be sure to not take while also on birth control pills?

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Several: While on birth control, you should always ask your pharmacist about any possible interactions, even with over the counter or natural medications. Antibiotics, for example can decrease the efficacy of the birth control, so you should always use condoms when on antibiotics and birth control, to be extra safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medications could interact with birth control? Are there any medications I should be sure to not take while also on birth control pills? .

Many, too many: Too many to list and you've proabably nto heard of most of them. Instead when you think you need a medicine, ask your doctor about that one specifically. ...Read more

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Why are birth control pills only 99% effective? If you take the pill right with no medications that effect it and you do every little thing right?

Why are birth control pills only 99% effective? If you take the pill right with no medications that effect it and you do every little thing right?

Nothing 100 percent: Very few things in life come with an 100 percent guarantee. Differences in body weight , body chemistry, etc result in varying hormone levels in different cop users. Despite our efforts. Sometimes nature just finds a way. ...Read more

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I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

Ok to take: There are no drug interactions with common combination cold and sinus over the counter medications, such as Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus which contains Ibuprofen. You can also take Acetominophen. ...Read more

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What order do I take the birth control pills in?

What order do I take the birth control pills in?

According to package: The package is in order. Start with the first pill on the first row and take each pill along the row daily then to the next row, and continue the same until the pack is empty, then start the next pack. ...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. James Krick
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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