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Effect Oral Contraceptive
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Same : These are very similar products and they both contain hormones. The side effects are very similar. ...Read more
Many: Several antibiotics and even some cold medicatins can potentially do this. The Best advice... Use condoms too when on other medications, especially prescriptions usless your gyn evaluates them and gives the ok to use pills alone. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Antibiotics often diminish effectiveness of oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more
Transgendered: There is nothing in your file to indicate why a man would want to take oral contraceptives. Are you asking because you are transgendered and want to change genders? If you are not asking because you want to become a female then the answer is no. There is no reason to take estrogen and progresterones if you are a man. Birth control pills would not be used in a man. ...Read more
No: Grapefruit does not make oral contraceptives less effective ...Read more
Extended cycle pills: Many women do this in order to skip a period. It's perfectly safe. ...Read more
Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now.I decided to take it for long term now.is it bad?
No: But there are other long term contraceptives including shots, implantable contraceptives, IUD's, individual diaphragms, etc. you can read up on them and discuss them with your OB. ...Read more
I've taken 2 tablets of oral contraceptive tonight since I remembered I forgot taken the previous just in time for my new dose.is it ok?
YES: However, you may experience some mild spotting or bleeding. Please just keep taking your pills and proceed to your next pack when finished. ...Read more
This is not in the standard pharmacopia of MD science, so it would be hard to answer that question.
To avoid any unknown interaction it is best not to use it in conjunction. ...Read more
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take a herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more
Very little interact: Interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug . Not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read more
No : Prescription only.Get a more detailed answer ›