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Is there a difference between errin and jolviette birth control pills?

Is there a difference between errin and jolviette birth control pills?

Same drug: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time.When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name.This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary somewhat from the original brand name. ...Read more

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Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

No rebound: There's no rebound but you'll lose the benefits. Why were you taking those meds? Are you sure you want to sacrifice the benefits they gave you? ...Read more

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Pop errin for 5 weeks to help control endometriosis. Endo symptoms improved but frequent headaches, constant bleeding, and fair loss. What now?

Pop errin for 5 weeks to help control endometriosis. Endo symptoms improved but frequent headaches, constant bleeding, and fair loss. What now?

Many options: There are many options both medical and surgical to deal with symptoms of endometriosis. If ocp's work for you but you don't like the side effects you could try a different pill. Mirena (levonorgestrel) may also be effective. You should consult with your doctor to arrive at the best solution for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been taking Errin for 6 months. Period was really light this month, almost like spotting for 5 days. Not pregnant. No pain. Is this normal?

I've been taking Errin for 6 months. Period was really light this month, almost like spotting for 5 days. Not pregnant. No pain. Is this normal?

Errin is an oral: contraceptive that has only progesterone in it. It's sometimes referred to as the "mini-pill" b/c, unlike the "combination" pill, it doesn't contain estrogen or estradiol. It's very common for menstruation to become lighter or even cease altogether after a few months on Errin. Menstruation (and fertility) return within a few months of discontinuing it. Dr. Anne ...Read more