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Question about side effects of ortho tri-cyclen; any permanent cancer risks?

Question about side effects of ortho tri-cyclen; any permanent cancer risks?

Apparently not.: Side effects include vaginal bleeding, fluid retention, vision changes, spotty darkening of skin, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and depression, among others. Fluid retention is important to tell your doctor because it can be hypertension. The most important fact to note is if you smoke and use this, you can have serious cardiovascular side effects. So do not smoke and use this. ...Read more

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Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Birth control side-effects and clot risk?

Clots vs. pill: One of the many risks of the oral contraceptive pill is thrombosis(clots) which can travel to distant places like the lungs and cause "issues". Smoking on the pill is a major no-no as it can make the blood vessels produce spasms and enhance the likelihood of clots.That is why we as md's use low dose estrogen combination pills and insist on no smoking to decrease that side effect. ...Read more

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Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

No dif than others: This birth-control bill will have no side effects different than any other birth control pill. Typical side effects may include nausea and breast tenderness. All birth-control pills will help with cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Are there any bad, major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Are there any bad, major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Yes, there are some: Common and serious side effects can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a604034.Html#side-effects here is detailed information on norethindrone: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a604034.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more

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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)?

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

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How does Natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) compare to other BC pills in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and patient satisfaction?

How does Natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) compare to other BC pills in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and patient satisfaction?

Similar: The risks,side-effects,and patient satisfaction have been very similar in my patients.I think a lot of patients do well with any pill but there are some who are more of a challenge.When it comes to finding the right pill for them it is the art rather than the science of medicine. Natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest) works well for some of these but not so for others.Itdoes have the safety of the low dose pills.Hope this helps ...Read more

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I am using the triquilar pills as contraceptives. Side effects?

I am using the triquilar pills as contraceptives. Side effects?

Triquilar 21 pills: According to drugs.com, side effects include acne; breast tenderness or enlargement; changes in appetite; changes in sexual interest; changes in weight; dizziness; hair loss; headache; nausea; stomach cramps or bloating; unusual spotting or bleeding; vomiting. More about Triquilar pills, https://www.drugs.com/sfx/triquilar-21-side-effects.html ...Read more

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Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?

Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?

Localized: Bleeding at injection site aka bruising may occur. It may ooze at the injection site. Benefits of anticoagulation clearly out weighs any risk. Any bleeding at the injection site would be minimal. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Are there any long term side effects from taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

None: After over 50 years of safety and millions of women using the birth control pill, we know now that all pills are safe for long-term use....And do not cause infertility, weight gain, or cancer. ...Read more

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New pill, norinyl, scared of side effects?

Mild risks: Norinyl, or trinorinyl is an old birth control pill. It has small risks of blood clots as do all birth control pills. Most women have no problem with it. ...Read more

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Question about side effects of isotretinoin (accutane) for a male?

Question about side effects of isotretinoin (accutane) for a male?

Can you be specific?: There are numerous side effects that can occur for people taking isotretinoin. Most commonly, dryness and increased sun sensitivity, seem to affect nearly everyone. As far as the other side effects, they are uncommon. You will have to be more specific. ...Read more

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Is Fenugreek safe with birth control Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

Is Fenugreek safe with birth control  Tri-Previfem? What about Pueraria Mirifica?

In amounts found...: ...naturally in food, fenugreek is safe, but in amounts found in supplements, it may be unsafe whether you're on BCP's or not. I don't recommend it. Pueraria has phytoestrogens, plant chemical with estrogen-like effects. It might be helpful for women w/ estrogen deficiency. But for you, already on an estrogen-containing contraceptive, I don't recommend it. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Does topical spironalactone carry any real risk of side effects?

Does topical spironalactone carry any real risk of side effects?

Yes, but much less: I am not sure what you using it for. It is a rather potent diuretic/blood pressure control medication with powerful effect on potassium level. Local/dermatitis can occur with any topicals. "drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms--dress) can occur with spironolactone. So, use if you have to/instructed so by doc. ...Read more