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Please describe the medication: estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Please describe the medication: estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

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

Dr. John cuong Doan
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norethindrone is a two phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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Can loratabs be used safely with estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Can loratabs be used safely with estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Yes but not routine: Lortabs can be used with estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) on a short term basis but it is an analgesic medication and not intended as a sedative hypnotic medication. ...Read more

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If you've tried estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) how do you like it?

ESTROSTEP (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) 21: For ESTROSTEP (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) 21 reviews see: http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=20130&name=ESTROSTEP (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)+21 ...Read more

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Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

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

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I just started on the generic form of estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

I just started on the generic form of estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

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

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Is it okay to take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe with minocycline?

Is it okay to take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe with minocycline?

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

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Any other women on estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for birth control?

Any other women on estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for birth control?

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

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Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

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

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Can you tell me anything about the birth control pill estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

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

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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?

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?

Complete current pac: Unless you are having severe side effects from a birth control pill, it is usually better to complete your current pill pack before changing to another pill. By doing so, you decrease your risk of pregnancy and break through bleeding. ...Read more

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Could estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe cause leg cramps?

Could estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe cause leg cramps?

Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more

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Which birth control pill should I use if estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) had bad side effects?

Which birth control pill should I use if estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) had bad side effects?

Contraception: It depends on what side effects you had. There are so many forms of birth control, including numerous pill types that you should be able to find one by reviewing your side effects with your doctor. Try to be as specific as possible--write them down before your visit. ...Read more

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Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

Yes: The last week in the estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) pill pack does not contain hormones. These are the placebo pills, they do however, contain iron. Which is good for you,. ...Read more

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Is it common to have hair loss, weight gain, or dark spots on skin while taking estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

Is it common to have hair loss, weight gain, or dark spots on skin while taking estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

Can happen: These can happen with all birth control pills, you may switch to a non-hormone method, or at least, a low hormone method (iuds, implants, mini-pills, etc.). ...Read more

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Can estrastep make u nauseous?

Can estrastep make u nauseous?

Yes: Some women get nauseous from the estrogen in birth control pills. This usually goes away over time if you've just started the pills. Taking the pills before bed or with food may also help. If still having trouble, talk to the doctor who prescribed them. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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The Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Estrostep (Definition)

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