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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Stop Taking Birth Control Pills

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Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Does taking birth control pills regularly have side effects?

Yes: All meds have side effects. The pill has been associated with irregular bleeding, for ex. But typically women have more predictable, and shorter, lighter periods. Occ. There is temporary breast tenderness or nausea - but generally pill is well tolerated. ...Read more

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While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

Yes: Bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is usually from your uterine lining being thin. The estrogen in the birth control pills can help stabilize the the lining and regulate the bleeding. ...Read more

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Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Yes: Birth control pills with high dose estrogen (50ug) have been discontinued given that such a high dose isn't necessary. All doses now are generally fairly low at 20-35ug. If you're worried, consider a long acting method like an implant or IUD that do not contain estrogen at all! ...Read more

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Will taking metabolism pills effect my birth cntrol?

Will taking metabolism pills effect my birth cntrol?

Metabolism tablets: it would help to know what metabolism tablets you are talking about to render an answer ...Read more

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Will taking extra birth control stop breakthrough bleeding?

Will taking extra birth control stop breakthrough bleeding?

Bleeding.: Yes. Commonly i will recommend that patients double up on their pills to stop breakthrough bleeding. However, you should speak to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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What are side effects of birth control pills?

Severe and minor: In a very small percentage of people, they can cause serious complications like chest, leg and abdominal pain, partial vision loss and recurrent headaches. These should be reported. Many people experience mild side effects, which some of which usually resolve with time, like nausea, moodiness, oily skin, breast tenderness, shedding hair. ...Read more

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What are the consequences for taking birth control pills?

What did your doc sa: Say , most people do quite well, pills prevent pregnancy and can prevent ovarian cysts, and should make your period less heavy with less cramping if u are on the right pill for u, anyone can have a side effect that u can read about online. ...Read more

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Can taking extra doses of birth cobtrol stop breakthrough bleeding?

Briefly: Breakthrough bleeding is often an indicator of a hormonal issue. Taking "extra" birth control pills" increases both Progesterone and estrogen, which is not the optimal way to treat this. The better option is th change to a more appropriate pill, usually meaning not a "lo dose" pill or a "triphasic" pill. ...Read more

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Does taking ciprofloxacin affect the efficacy of birth control pills?

Does taking ciprofloxacin affect the efficacy of birth control pills?

Yes: All antibiotics generally have the effect to decrease the efficacy of birth control pills, so it recommended to use condoms as well while taking these medications. ...Read more

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Is using birth control pills while on antidepression pills considered safe?

Yes: There are no interactions with those medications for most people. The birth control pills don't decrease the effectiveness of the anti-depressants. Nor vice versa. ...Read more

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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more