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Estradiol And Norethindrone Medication
Birth control pill: Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) in a combination oral contraceptive pill that contains Norethindrone as the Progesterone component and ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen. It gets its name because the estrogen dose steps up from 20 micrograms the first week to 30 micrograms the second to 35 micrograms the third week. The last 7 pills contain iron to help offset menstrual blood loss. ...Read more
Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone) hormon replacment -- any suggestion or experience any side effects?
Tough in <400 char: Topical cream & transdermal patches for hormone (replacement) therapy appear to be safer than oral. However, it appears that some of the issues over the last decade re HRT may be due to progestin used, eg medroprogesterone acetate (mpa) or provera. Combipatch uses different one, Norethindrone acetate. I prefer vivelle dot (estradiol) & oral Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (bio-identical progesterone) as possibly safer. ...Read more
Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): The whi study, which complicated hrt thinking, used prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) as its estrogen/progesterone drug to study. This particular hrt was linked to issues such as breast cancer and heart disease (although the study turned out to be very unreliable!). New, dependable studies have shown that transdermal (patch, cream, gel) hrt has a decreased risk of breast cancer and heart disease compared to oral. ...Read more
Yes and no: The last week of the pack of pills contains iron pills. They are there to help prevent iron deficiency anemia and to keep you on a regular schedule. You do not have to take them but you must then remember to skip a whole week before you start a new pack. Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is not a pill that you can do continuously to avoid a period, unlike some pills where that is ok. ...Read more
Probably OK: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different. ...Read more
BCP & antibiotic: I am not clear if you are taking the bcp for pregnancy prevention or acne tx. Antibiotics can reduce bcp effectiveness in some women. You might need to use condoms to further decrease chance of pregnancy and need additional/alternative form of bcp while using minocycline. Tell your dr. Everything you take including vitamins and herbs. ...Read more
I think so: Since it cause those problem there increase risk of the nervous system. ...Read more
On trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for a month and some days forgot = unprotected sex.?
Yes: Oral contraceptives only work if you take them. You need to take them at about the same time every day (morning or evening) so that they trick your brain into thinking you already are pregnant, and do not ovulate. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you realize, but if you miss more than two you should use some other form of birth control, such as condoms. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, many women use estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) and Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) Fe for birth control. The name brand of the pill is not as important as the hormone combination, and whether that combination works well for you or not. Speak to your doctor about any problems you have. There may be a simple solution or a different type of contraception for you. ...Read more
What is the definition or description of: Brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) allergy?
Brevicon allergy: Brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is an oral contraceptive. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/brevicon-drug. Htm ...Read more
Will GNC womens ultra nutrition active multivitamin interfere with my bc trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
Multivitamins: I couldn't find exactly what you've written in gnc's products, to check on ingredients. The closest thing I saw was: GNC women's ultra mega® active. This one contains a few herbs (panax ginseng, gingko, green tea, etc) in addition to the vitamins, but nothing that should conflict with your birth control pills. Http://tinyurl. Com/6no53xd. ...Read more
I am taking ortho novum 1 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone). I want to stop my cycle completely so have just been taking it continuously with no placebo pill break. Is this safe?
Yes: There are some pills available now that you can take for up to one year without a period. However, I suggest you take a breakonce very 3-6 months and have a period. ...Read more
Check a PG test: Assuming that is negative, many pills do not build up enough tissue in the endometrium to cause a period and the way to show that is a pelvic ultrasound that I do in my patients to prove there are no problems. If that is normal you can either continue with the pills, as you do not have to have a period on the pills (many women like that) or switch to a higher dose pill to get periods. ...Read more
Probably normal: Presuming your not pregnant, it is not uncommon for some pills to suppress uterine lining proliferation so much that there is no significant sloughing at the end of the cycle and, therefor, no period. "pill amenorrhea" as it is called, is normal and should not cause alarm. ...Read more
I have been on trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for exactly two weeks, when is it safe to have sex?
Birth control pills: Now should be ok assuming you've been taking it daily. ...Read more
What is the difference between estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe and regular estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) birth control?
Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?
An older pill: I do not ahve any of my patients on that pill anymore. Side efefcts from any pill, could be break through bleeding, irregular bleeding, weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness, . Less common ones are blood clot heart attacck, stroke. No periods can also happen. Headaches. For most young people the benefits far out weigh the risks. My favorite pill is a low dose on loloestrin and loestrin. ...Read more
Which is better for hormone replacement therapy: prempro or combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone)?
Prefer Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone): Most importantly because it is a patch vs a pill, sometimes for an individual though, one may be better tolerated that the other and one may be more effective than the other. All things being equal, topical therapy is preferable for relief of menopause symptoms. However, Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) is probably more protective for osteoporosis ...Read more
Can you tell me anything about the birth control pill estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
Birth Control Pills:
Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is a birth contrl pill also indicated for treatment of acne vulgaris in females 15 years and older who desire contraception and have periods already
it can only be used for acne if there is also need for contraception and have to stay on it for at least 6 months. ...Read more
Is taking Plan B one step with norinyl 1+35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) birth control generally considered safe?
NOT needed: It is safe but if you are taking norinyl, you don't need it! ...Read more
Using estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe when you get to the iron pills do you need a back up method of birth control?
Placebo pills: No. They are meant for you to get a bleed when you take them.. ...Read more
Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?
Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more