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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
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
Which oral contraceptives have the lowest risk for blood clots and treat acne? I'm concerned about clot risks while starting out on Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).
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
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
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
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
Currently taking humira (adalimumab) for crohns. diagnosed with dvt after foot fracture and prescribed xarelto. aren't there bleeding risks with humira (adalimumab) injections?
Prescribed YAZ (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for PCOS, acne, painful heavy periods which caused anaemia. Heard about terrible side effects like coma, blindness! Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?
Relatively: safer than driving your car (or being pregnant) ...Read more
Prescribed Tri-Sprintec, given Tri-Previfem. I'm nervous because side effects are supposedly worse with Tri-Previfem. Why? I'm concerned for anxiety.
What are yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill side effects especially for people with amenorrhea?
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
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