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How are gianvi and loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) different?

How are gianvi and loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) different?

No: The only difference between Gianvi and Loryna are their distributors and FDA approval date. Gianvi, Loryna, and Yaz contain the same amount of active ingredients (progestin/estrogen). Gianvi is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and was FDA-approved in 2010. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between gianvi and loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Doctors, what is the difference between gianvi and loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Equivalent pills...: They are equivalent medications. Packs of each both contain 24 tablets with 3 mg drospirenone (DRSP) and 0.02 mg ethinyl estradiol (EE) and 4 placebo pills. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned, I was told to skip my inactive Loryna pills and instead of any period/symptoms I have A LOT of clear sticky stuff coming out???

Should I be concerned, I was told to skip my inactive Loryna pills and instead of any period/symptoms I have A LOT of clear sticky stuff coming out???

Testing: If you are having abnormal vaginal discharge consider seeing your Obgyn for testing. If you skipped the placebo pills and just continued taking oral contraceptives the your body did not go through hormonal withdrawal. This is why you would not expect to have a period ...Read more

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Expert reviews on loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Expert reviews on loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Pretty standard OCP: Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination estrogen/progestin birth control pill that has similar success rates, tolerability and risks as other combination ocp's. Good choice for many patients. ...Read more

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I'm on Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I had sex on December 6th. My tracker said I wasn't fertile then. My ovul. Is today. I bled heavy Red yest., 2 week early. Pregnant?

I'm on Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I had sex on December 6th. My tracker said I wasn't fertile then. My ovul. Is today. I bled heavy Red yest., 2 week early. Pregnant?

Tracker?: Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination (2-hormone) birth control pill. If a woman is taking the pills correctly, what's with the "tracker"? Women do not ovulate when on combination birth control pills. Women have no fertile days on those pills. They can have sex at any time on any day, and the birth control protection is the same... protected all the time, every day. If worried, just do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is the withdrawal bleed during sugar pill on Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) supposed to look like a regular period? I thought it's supposed to be less heavy, and shorter?

Is the withdrawal bleed during sugar pill on Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) supposed to look like a regular period? I thought it's supposed to be less heavy, and shorter?

Can: Menstrual cycles tend to be lighter on birth control, but can vary person to person. The effects on bleeding may also not be as pronounced the first few cycles that the pills are being used. ...Read more

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What EXACTLY does interfere with bcp (Yaz)? I've read all kinds of things, i.e. grapefruit. I don't know what's right. I'm aiming at perfect use.

What EXACTLY does interfere with bcp (Yaz)? I've read all kinds of things, i.e. grapefruit. I don't know what's right. I'm aiming at perfect use.

No EXACT answer.: It can depend on a number of things. Some medications definitely interfere with its effect, including some (but not all (antibiotics. When reading the literature, remember, that only the effects of one class of a drug may be studied and shown to be safe. But some people take lots of drugs and supplements that alone may add minor risk, but when combined may have additive effects not reported. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.

Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.

Grapefruit and bcp: The level of serum estrogen might be higher when consuming grapefruit/grapefruit juice and birth control pills. While this does not reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills (rather, the opposite) one might notice increased symptoms of things like breast tenderness. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after I stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

How long do I have to wait after I stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

Variable: Pregnancy can happen within weeks after you stop the BCP. However, sometimes it can be months. If you do not get pregnant in 6 months then let your provider know. ...Read more

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I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?

I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?

Hmmm....: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. Start prenatal vitamins now, in case pregnancy happens later. ...Read more

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Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

OCP spotting: Today's OCP's (like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day, and not in AM but PM. ...Read more

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I take Yaz for 3yrs. This month for the 1st time I'm bleeding for 10 days, the last 5 of which the discharge is light, but thick&brown. Is it normal?

I take Yaz for 3yrs. This month for the 1st time I'm bleeding for 10 days, the last 5 of which the discharge is light, but thick&brown. Is it normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I stopped yaz two weeks ago. How long I have to wait to try for pregnancy?

I stopped yaz two weeks ago. How long I have to wait to try for pregnancy?

A month but: I suggest waiting at least a month to let the hormone get out of your system. However, understand that it may take several months for your cycles to regulate after stopping the pill. You will be able to get pregnant as soon as you are having regular periods off the pill. ...Read more

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Is it normal For Yaz pills to prolong your periods because I am taking them and the last time I went on my periods for 10 days?

Is it normal For Yaz pills to prolong your periods because I am taking them and the last time I went on my periods for 10 days?

Usually light: Yaz typically causes very short and light periods. If you are not happy with your current level of cycle control you can consider a different pill or consider a different birth control option. ...Read more

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Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??

Hi, I've just gone back on the pill (yaz) and been reading some scary things about this particular pill...should I be concerned??

Common: It is a pretty common birth control pill.
If you are concerned it may be just birth control pills in general. You can always consider other forms of birth control.

Dr. M. ...Read more

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Having 30d cycle of period, 2morrow I take my last white pill of my 1st pack of yaz (started on 1st day period), is it possible that period do not come?

Having 30d cycle of period, 2morrow I take my last white pill of my 1st pack of yaz (started on 1st day period), is it possible that period do not come?

Sometimes: A period will not come the first minths. Do not skip tablets and you will be ok. In the I ferest od safety oral contraceptives do not have too much estrogen and this is what happens. ...Read more

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Hi. I am on gianvi (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I wasn't very great about taking them on time this month. Can I take a dosage of it as ec?

Hi. I am on gianvi (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and I wasn't very great about taking them on time this month. Can I take a dosage of it as ec?

Yes: You can take 4 pills all at once. Then 4 more pills all at once 12 hours later. This dose will cause nausea so take a sea-sickness pill (like dramamine) 1 hour before taking each dose. You may want to think about using a different form of pregnancy prevention that requires less effort to remember it each day. The iuds or Nexplanon may be better choices. ...Read more

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9 days late, last month I missed quite a few days of bc (gianvi) had brown period. After period I stopped the bc. 37days later, still no period, help?

9 days late, last month I missed quite a few days of bc (gianvi) had brown period. After period I stopped the bc. 37days later, still no period, help?

Not unusual: It can take a few months for your body to resume "usual" hormone levels and processes when bcp are withdrawn. If not normalized by 4-6 months, should definitely see your gyn. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I have been on gianvi birth control for a couple years now. But in february I was put on azithromyacin as well as I ceased taking my pills. I had bleeding somewhere around february 16. Afterwards I began taking my active pills again o

Could I be pregnant? I have been on gianvi birth control for a couple years now. But in february I was put on azithromyacin as well as I ceased taking my pills. I had bleeding somewhere around february 16. Afterwards I began taking my active pills again o

As: As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test can tell around when you should be getting your next period.

Since you have stopped and started your pills a few times, it makes it difficult to know if and when you could have ovulated. Definitely, anytime you stop the pill, it can cause withdrawal bleeding, but does not necessarily help predict ovulation. A pregnancy test can be accurate 3-4 weeks after you think you might have conceived so can either go by that or you should wait and see if/when you have your next period. Good luck! ...Read more