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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more


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How does depo-estradiol work as a contraceptive?

How does depo-estradiol work as a contraceptive?

It is not ideal: D-estradiol like the birth control pill suppresses the release of hormones that stimulate the ovary. This results in lack of ovulation. The problem is that it overstimulates the uterine lining. Progesterone is needed to prevent possible pre-cancerous changes in the uterus from the estradiol. Most contraceptives have both Estradiol and progesterone. Some have just progesterone. ...Read more

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How long does it take before ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) works for acne?

How long does it take before ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) works for acne?

Don't know.: Otc works more like a prevention instead of treatment. So it may takes several cycles to start seeing the "effect". ...Read more

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How long does it take desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to start working?

How long does it take desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control to start working?

After one month: After one month of continuous use unless you started the Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) on days 1 through 3 of your menses. Under that condition it usually works the first month. To be safe, use a"backup" barrier method of contraception during the first month of any pill use. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) to work?

How long does it take for a triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) to work?

Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel): If you mean the birth control pill, you want to use condoms during the first cycle, and as of the second pack you can expect full protection from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Will ortho tri-cyclen not work when taken with trileptal?

Will ortho tri-cyclen not work when taken with trileptal?

Trileptal/BCP: Trileptal can lower the dose of some Birth control pills. Advise discussing other BCP forms with safer interactions. ...Read more

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How long does it take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

How long does it take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (birth control pill) to help clear acne?

Give it time: I usually advise patients to give "the pill" at least 3 cycles to determine if they will experience clearing of acne. Continue to use topical acne solutions AND take some before and after pictures of your skin to convince yourself that things are better or worse. If you do not experience at least some resolution of acne symptoms discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to be effective?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol): If you started on first day of your period you are protected very first month. ...Read more

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How long does oral estradiol take to work?

How long does oral estradiol take to work?

3 to 4 weeks: If being taken for perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, it can take 3 to 4 weeks to improve symptoms. ...Read more

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How long until ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) will take effect to help my acne?

How long until ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) will take effect to help my acne?

Maybe never: Some women do great on this kind of hormonal manipulation, others fail. If it isn't gone in a few weeks, consider adding a topical Clindamycin preparation with or without a retinoid acid derivative. ...Read more

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How well does the levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED pill work?

It depends: Less than 1 out of 100 women taking the pill will get pregnant if they ALWAYS take the pill each day as directed. However, if this number increases to 9 out of 100 that will get pregnant if they DON'T ALWAYS take as directed ...Read more

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How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to work?

How long does it take for lo loestrin fe to work?

1 week: If you started it on the 1st day of your menstruation, it works right away. Otherwise, it is better to wait for a week. ...Read more

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Norgestimate birth control pills, does this work well?

Norgestimate birth control pills, does this work well?

Yes: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...Read more

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How effectively does tri-sprintec work?

As well as its taken: Like any other oral contraceptive, it needs to be taken every day about the same time each day, and then it will work well to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does it take apri desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birthcontrol to start being effective?

How long does it take apri desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birthcontrol to start being effective?

Depends on start dat: If you start it the sunday after your period starts, it will be effective immediately (that cycle). If you start it an any other time, it won't be effective until after your next period. ...Read more

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Birth control sprintec, how long does it take to work?

Birth control sprintec, how long does it take to work?

It depends: It depends on when in your cycle you started the pills. If you started on the first day of bleeding, it's effective right away. If later in your cycle, it typically takes 7 days to take effect, so use back up birth control prior to then. It also may depend on when you last had sex, and what you used for protection. ...Read more

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