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Doryx (doxycycline): This is antibiotic, Doxycycline commonly prescribed for inflamed, infected acne. It does not prevent Acne with long term use. Why are you starting birth control pills? how long do you plan to be on the antibiotics? How old are you? I'm assuming you are female but you didn't even provide us with that information. All antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills so use barrier as well. ...Read more
Complex: See: http://www.drugwatch.com/yaz/ "More than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits against Bayer and its affiliates for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects. Bayer reportedly has settled 8,250 cases for $1.7 billion, with more cases pending in federal and state courts nationwide." Bayer has faced a number of warnings from the FDA about this product but I can't find any information that suggests that there have been ...Read more
Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys. ...Read more
Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more
May reduce effect : The effectiveness of Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) may be decreased by solodyn oral in some patients thus resulting in breakthrough bleeding/pregnancy may occur. In this patients it is advisable to use extra or an alternate form of birth control. Report any irregular bleeding to your doctor. Alternate forms of birth control as patches /nuvaring or Depo Provera are not affected by solodyn (no GI absorption required). ...Read more
Will 65 mg Solodyn make my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control less effective?
No: Solodyn (minocycline http://www.drugs.com/solodyn.html) will not decrease effectiveness of any hormonal birth control (although you still need to take every 24hrs as directed). With that said, it's still a good idea to make him wrap it up each & every time. Check out my similar answer w/references at https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/650321-does-flagyl-antibiotic-mess-with-birth-control ...Read more
Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) or ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for hormonal acne?
Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are related to the type of hormone in each pill, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have great support for patients with pcos or similar conditions. Controlling those effects may be more worthwhile than the risks to the pills. Your doctor should discuss each of these options. ...Read more
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