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Do I need to take the pill if I am nursing?

Do I need to take the pill if I am nursing?

No: Do you need to take the pill while nursing? No. Do you need some type of contraception while nursing? Yes, yes, yes. The old belief that nursing prevents pregnancy is very old and very unreliable. So - condoms, or a progesterone-only-pill (pop), also called the mini-pill, are both good choices while nursing. ...Read more

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Can i take steel libido while nursing , if not, what could be the risk as i already took one day of pills. ?

No. The manufacturer: warns not to use it if pregnant or breastfeeding. It contains herbs that can impact heart rate & blood pressure. Herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA, so there are no studies on what percentage of a dose gets into breastmilk, nor of its effects on infant health or development. There are no studies on its efficacy or safety. Always ask your doctor before taking new drugs of any kind. ...Read more

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I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will my baby technically get this pill as well since I'm nursing her?

I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will my 
baby technically get this pill as well since I'm nursing her?

No harm: Plan B contains a medication called levonorgestrel. Evidence indicates that levonorgestrel does not adversely affect the composition of milk, the growth and development of the infant or the milk supply. Expert opinion holds that the risks of progestin-only contraceptive products are acceptable for nursing mothers at any time postpartum. If you want a non hormonal contraceptive choice, use condoms ...Read more

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Is it safe having an order for nursing home staff to give additional BP pill if over 150? Couldnt they give it too often or close to other?

Is it safe having an order for nursing home staff to give additional BP pill if over 150? Couldnt they give it too often or close to other?

Watch BP at next dos: If your systolic BP is > 150 (1-2 hours later), then "too close" doesn't apply because the previous pill was not enough. Another would not be given until the normal prescribed time, but this is when care has to be taken. Another parameter to withhold the BP medication if less than (whatever your BP target is) could be helpful to avoid low blood pressure. Report any dizziness. ...Read more

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Do nursing homes give some patients sleeping pills without telling their kids?

Do nursing homes give some patients sleeping pills without telling their kids?

Nursing home meds: I suspect since your parent is in the nursing home you could ask the nursing staff what meds your parent is on. I do not have time to review with the family everytime what meds I have their parent on. This is a good question esp if there is confusion or other issues. ...Read more

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Thank you for the reply Dr Parul. I'm not nursing now, though I am using contraception. I'm on the pill & have been from 6 weeks after given birth?

??????????????????: Nothing you posted other than your reported age and gender is available for us to review on the public site. It is not a chat room so prior submissions are not linked,nor are they sent to specific docs. Questions are randomly seen by docs visiting the site.If you submit another question, make sure it has the information needed to answer your question. ...Read more

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Birth control- currently on the mini pill, and weaning off nursing- how effective is it?

Birth control- currently on the mini pill, and weaning off nursing- how effective is it?

97% to 98%: The "mini-pill" is a Progesterone only form of birth control, but it is just as effective as any of the combination (estrogen/progesterone) birth control pills. Generally the failure rate for oral contraceptives (any type) is in the range of 3%. ...Read more