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Demulen 1 Medication
Demulen allergy: Demulen is a combination hormone used for birth control. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/demulen-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more
I skip my period with demulen and i stopped half way though the pack to get the mirena (levonorgestrel). Should i keep using back up contraception? And for how long?
I'm on combined oral contraceptive that will end 8th february. Wish to delay my ovulation one week. Should i continue to take the pill for 7 more days?
Yes: I assume you want to delay your period. So dont take the fake pills start the new pack of active pills. ...Read more
Does levetiracetam has no influence on the working of oral contraceptive pill? My doctor said I have to take a heavier one...?
Keppra (levetiracetam): Keppra (levetiracetam) does have drug drug interactions, and your physician will know (or can easily check), which drugs to avoid. Heavier isn't a word i'd use for contraceptives, but a different one is likely neede it your doc noticed an interaction. ...Read more
Can taking oral contraceptive pills for one month and a half decrease the levels of calcium and vitamin d?
Unlikely: The levels were probably low before beginning tx. ...Read more
I haven't not missed any of my oral contraceptive pills, but I have had sexual activity without a condom. also this is my second period in one month?
Not pregnant: If you have taken your birth control pills exactly as prescribed then there is very little chance of pregnancy. If you have irregular bleeding on the pills it could be from a number of causes - infections, stress, inadequate ratio of estrogen/progesterone in your pill. See your doctor if the irregular bleeding continues. ...Read more
Took oral contraceptive on my 2nd day aftr menses and i wason isotretinion drug for last 20days.periods late by 13day not pregnant.plz tel me solution?
Good news: Good news that you're not pregnant while taking isotretinoin. Many doctors will recommend (2) forms of birth control while on drugs like that. If you're not pregnant and you haven't missed a pill, then you're likely okay. Could be your period is late due to lining of uterus being thin secondary to oral contraceptive use. See a doctor for blood test to confirm no pregnant, discuss lack of period. ...Read more
Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more
Very little interact: interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug .. not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read more
What to do if i had 2 oral contraceptive pills 1 hr before and after intercourse. Is it possible that i get pregnant?
Yes, it is possible.: The number of combined hormonal birth control pills to be used as emergency contraception depends on how much of each hormone the pills have, which varies by brand. Studies have shown that 100 micrograms (mcg) of ethinyl Estradiol together with 0.5 milligrams of Levonorgestrel taken in two doses 12 hours apart is approximately 75 percent successful at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more
Transgendered: There is nothing in your file to indicate why a man would want to take oral contraceptives. Are you asking because you are transgendered and want to change genders? If you are not asking because you want to become a female then the answer is no. There is no reason to take estrogen and progresterones if you are a man. Birth control pills would not be used in a man. ...Read more
No: Grapefruit does not make oral contraceptives less effective ...Read more
Extended cycle pills: Many women do this in order to skip a period. It's perfectly safe. ...Read more
Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now.i decided to take it for long term now.is it bad?
No: But there are other long term contraceptives including shots, implantable contraceptives, IUD's, individual diaphragms, etc. you can read up on them and discuss them with your OB. ...Read more