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Does The Combined Pill Have To Be Taken In The Correct Order
I'm switching from the combined pill to the mini pill. My GP advised me to have the pill free week before starting the new pill. Is the correct?
Yes: There are many ways to switch from one kind of pill to another kind of pill. This way is one of many ways to do so. ...Read more
Does the combined pill millinette have to be taken at the EXACT same time? Usually take it in 10pm hour but sometimes forget and it's a bit later on.
Flucloxacillin or floxacillin does not appear to interact with birth control pills,
http://www. Medsafe. Govt. Nz/consumers/cmi/f/flucloxacillin-aft. Pdf
But anytime you are sick or taking several meds, or vomiting it might be wise to use condoms for a couple of weeks. ...Read more
So does taking the combined pill at the same time, only a way of ensuring to take it, not to do with the effectiveness?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more
Not very: Frequently missed doses of oral contraceptives increases risk of pregnancy significantly. Injectable or implantable control methods might be a better option for those who have difficulties with regular schedules of oral medications. Until then, a back up form of birth control would be wise. Take care ...Read more
Been on the combined pill for 3 years, however the last 3 weeks I've been bleeding. I've never had any problems before now. Help?
Talk to Dr: It's possible you gone through some hormonal changes and that's why the birth control pill is not working. If your weight has changed, that could be another reason as well. Lastly your thyroid might need to be checked. See you doctor and maybe a different pill prescription is in order. ...Read more
I am on the combined pill for 1yr4months. More or less every month I have bleeding that is either heavy or brown. Sometimes twice in a month?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
I'm on the combined pill of rigevidon and have finished my first strip, so do I need a 7 day break or can I continue for the first 3 months?
Either option is ok:
If Rigevidon ocp has 21 days of active pills followed by 7 placebo pills, then you can take one placebo pill per day for the last
Seven days of the pack or just wait seven days before starting the next pack. If you would prefer to not get a period, then you just start
A new pack the day after finishing your last (21st) active pill. Be aware you may have more
Spotting days with continuous use. ...Read more
I have been on the combined pill for a year and have gained 10kg, how long does it take for the weight to drop off once I stop taking the pill?
On cerazetteas I am 48 yrs and have been told I can no longer have the combined pill. I have been bleeding every few days. This can't be normal?
I have been on the combined pill for years and had no problems, however the last two months I have had bleeding after two weeks. What could this be?
Bleeding on OCP's: With current dosages of oral contraceptives, the hormonal component can be depleted if not taken punctually. The "period" experienced on oral contraceptives is only in response to stopping the acitve pills, causing withdrawal bleeding. Not taking a "low dose" pill punctually can "bring on" such bleeding. If this occurs, stop the pill and wait 5-7 days and begin a new cycle. ...Read more
I've been on the combined pill for a year and have gained 10kg, how long does it take for the weight to go away once you have stopped taking the pill?
Can happen: This can sometimes happen when stareting this pill, especially in the first 3 months. If it is happening later than 3 months after starting the pill, you need to see your doctor ...Read more
Yes: The major difference is better cycle control on the combined pill ...Read more
Daily pill: Birth control pills are hormone pills that are taken daily. Depending on the pill, they change mucus from the cervix, the lining of the uterus and the motion of the tubes to prevent pregnancy. Many will also prevent the ovaries from putting out an egg. Pills can get rid of or make your periods regular, lighter and less painful. Using pills can decrease your risks of uterine and ovarian cancer. ...Read more
Hard to say: If you mean - which is most effective at preventing pregnancy, they are mostly comparable, except that the pills with extended duration of active pills (the ones that only have 2 or 4 days of placebo at the end of the pack) are thought to be slightly more effective at preventing an egg from starting to form during the pill-free week. If you mean the highest dose of estrogen: usu. 35mcg is highest. ...Read more
NOT if u are 43: It has way too much hormone in it, I haven't prescribed that pill for yrs ortho tri-cyclen low has less hormones and if u are in your 40s u should be on the lowest dose possible which is 10 mcg of estrogen which is loloestrin and if u want no more children I would rec an in office essure tubal, easy, safe takes 5 minutes, no cutting. ...Read more
Irrregular bleeding: While acclimating to the pill, many women will have irregular bleeding. Also, compliance with the pill is necessary to ensure effectiveness. Rare side effects, such as blood clots, heart attack and stroke are rare in most healthy individuals, but need to be reviewed with all patients, including symptoms to look for, etc. ...Read more
Lots...: Pros: (usually) lighter, less painful, very predictable menses; less acne, less mood swings (usu), fewer ovarian cysts, less breast tenderness/benign breast disease/cysts, cons: (possible) weight changes, moodiness (for some), acne (depends on how your body chemistry responds to the hormones in the pills), risks: blood clots, strokes, headaches (usu. Less menstrual migraines), etc. ...Read more
Some do: Some antibiotics do reduce your birth control pills effectiveness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if this is one of those antibiotics and use a condom back up this cycle ...Read more
Will a lower dose of the combined pill mean I'm not as protected? Lower dose because of bad nausea.
Yes: Most studies show that the failure rate for oral contraceptives (average dose ethinyl estradiol 30 mcg to 35 mcg) is about 1& to 3%. The same studies show that the failure rate for the "low dose oral contraceptives (10 mcg - 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol) is closer to 3% to 5%. To a great extent the failure rate is directly related to noncompliance with the daily dosing required for perfect use. ...Read more
Is pinkish discharge normal nearing end of pill pack On the combined pill. Mostly white then pink once a day today and day before yesterday
Yes: If there are no associated symptoms of itch or odor, then this would be related to mild break through spotting, which is very common. ...Read more
I've got moderate endeometriosis, had been on the combined pill for 18yrs, stopped taking it21mths ago. Now on 100mgclomid day2-6. Will I get pregnant?
Possibly: Endometriosis can impact fertility in several ways. The fact that you were on combined pills for many years means it has not likely gotten much worse during that time. So it is hopeful that the Clomid (clomiphene) will help. But other factors are also important, such as whether the endometriosis led to scarring in the fallopian tubes, your partner's sperm function, and more. ...Read more
If I take the combined pill for 2-3days at the right time then miss a day & take the pill the next morning then repeating pattern, am I still protected?
I mised my 7 day break last month on the combined pill and I started a new pack instead when I finish my pack this month how long will I take to bleed?
Varies: If you skipped the placebos in a pack of pills you may start bleeding before you finish this pack (i.e. breakthrough bleeding) or may start bleeding at any time during the placebo week of your current pack. When during the placebos women bleed varies from pill to pill and from woman to woman. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Birth control pills typically consist of a pack with active and dummy pills. If you take an active pill every day, and no dummy pills, you will continue suppressing your period. ...Read more
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