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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.

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.

Oral contraceptives: Combination progestin estrogen pills can be taken roughly the same time each day- the closer the better! They are not as particular as the minipill progestin only, which should be taken at the same hour each day. ...Read more

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I'm on the combined pill please help?

Please specify: What your question is. Clarify and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does fluoxacillan affect the combined pill?

Does fluoxacillan affect the combined pill?

Probably not: 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

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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

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I miss taking the combined pill once every 2-3 days, how protected am I?

I miss taking the combined pill once every 2-3 days, how protected am I?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Your effort: While you may not continue to gain weight after you stop the pill, losing weight will depend on your effort with eating the right foods and exercise. Wish you the best ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Few weeks: Assuming that your diet is correct, staying away from sugar, and processed Carbs, you should be able to lose it fast. Especially if to exercise regularly.
Stay away from the pill. ...Read more

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I have been spotting for 3 weeks, but am on the combined pill?

I have been spotting for 3 weeks, but am on the combined 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

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How is the birth control pill used?

How is the birth control pill used?

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

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What is the strongest birth control pill?

What is the strongest birth control pill?

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

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What is starting the birth control pill like?

What is starting the birth control pill like?

Varies: Some people having nausea/bloating/weight gain/intermenstrual spotting. Some have nothing. There is a low risk of blood clots in your legs or lungs. Some people also see an improvement in acne, pms symptoms, and heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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Is orthorotricyclen a goodform birth control pill?

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

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What are the disadvantages of the birth control pill?

What are the disadvantages of the birth control pill?

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

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What are the disadvantages and advantages of being on the birth control pill?

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

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Wanted to know if antibiotics affect the effectiveness of the combined pill?

Wanted to know if antibiotics affect the effectiveness of the combined pill?

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

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Will a lower dose of the combined pill mean I'm not as protected? Lower dose because of bad nausea.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

BCP: Once you miss three pills in any given cycle, you are no longer protected. You finish the pills, use back up birth control and then start the next cycle and take the pills correctly. ;) ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can I take the combined pill to miss a period?

How can I take the combined pill to miss a period?

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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Is birth control pill bad for you?

Is birth control pill bad for you?

Not particularly: If you are healthy otherwise, the pill is not bad. In fact, the pill protects you from anemia, ovarian and uterine cancer, and of course unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whatis the best birth control pill?

Whatis the best birth control pill?

Any that you take: The pill that you will take daily is the best. Beyond that it really depends on the individual patient's situation medically and regarding insurance coverage. ...Read more