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Doctor insights on: Ginkgo Biloba And Contraceptive Pill

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Does Ginkgo Biloba affect the oral contraceptive pill?

Does Ginkgo Biloba affect the oral contraceptive pill?

Not studied: This is not in the standard pharmacopia of MD science, so it would be hard to answer that question.
To avoid any unknown interaction it is best not to use it in conjunction. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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Contraceptive pill for 40 yrs and above?

Contraceptive pill for 40 yrs and above?

Not a gynecologist,: But would continue until your gyn says it's time to stop pills! ...Read more

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Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Yes: Yes, when patient are presenting h. Blood pressure using contraceptive have normally to be change, and or discontinue. Your physician discard others possibilities and make the decision and new recommendations. ...Read more

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What will happen if I took the wrong contraceptive pill?

What will happen if I took the wrong contraceptive pill?

Depends on which one: If you have a typical 28 pill pack, the last 7 are placebos (no hormone). If you took that one, the effect would be the same as skipping a pill during the month. It is was one of the pills from the first 21 days, likely you will have no effect. In general with most pills if you skip more than one pill per cycle pack, you risk of pregnancy increases. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office, no cutting, covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work, is permanent though. ...Read more

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What is a contraceptive pill while internationally traveling?

Birth Control: Pills are often the same in different countries but are often sold under different brand names. Was there a specific oral contraceptive and country you were thinking about. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a few questions on the contraceptive pill?

What to do if I have a few questions on the contraceptive pill?

You can ask: One question per submission to Healthtap, research on-line or discuss with either your pharmacist or your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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How will metronide and sporahexal affect my contraceptive pill?

How will metronide and sporahexal affect my contraceptive pill?

Could effect it: See your gyn, at your age if u wnat no more kids I would offer you an in office tubal, takes 5 minutes, you are awake, minimal - to no discomfort, miss 1/2 day of work, almost always covered by insurance, many of my pts, if they do not have a deductable, just have a small $10-$60 co-pay or sometimes not even a co-pay. ...Read more

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If I'm taking fluoxtine 40mg can I take the contraceptive pill?

Yes: Yes. There are no indications that fluoxetine can diminish the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. See this great article on medications that do interact with oral contraceptives. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/3155374. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks to abruptly stopping the daily contraceptive pill?

No "risk": No actual health risks, though you may have abrupt onset of your period shortly after stopping, and some resultant menstrual irregularity until your cycle catches up. ...Read more

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Does stemetil affect the contraceptive pill?

Stemetil and the OCP: Unlikely it would reduce the effectiveness of the pill, but it is metabolized by the liver which can make the liver metabolize pill hormones faster, so to be absolutely safe use a pill hormone recipe that is higher dose or does not need the liver to create the active form of the progestin, such as levonorgestrel, and you could consider continuous use of the hormones. Talk to your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Could duromine affect the contraceptive pill?

Could duromine affect the contraceptive pill?

See below: While any medication that increases your metabolism would in theory lesson the effects of oral BCP there are no studies to back this up. As with most other drug interactions with OCPs it is unlikely that diet pills would decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Will the contraceptive pill help my endometriosis?

Will the contraceptive pill help my endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Regulating periods with Oral contraceptives may help the symptoms from endometriosis ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a contraceptive pill?

Adverse effects: Hypertension, risk of clotting, headache, break through bleeding, nausea, vomiting, transient delay of ovulation after discontinuing it, edema, weight gain, fatigue, dizziness, amenorrhea. ...Read more

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Headache on day1 of contraceptive pill. What to do?

Headache on day1 of contraceptive pill. What to do?

Too soon: It's too soon to consider a connection between this medication and the headache. Drink lots of water and rest and speak to your MD if the symptoms continue.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chronic-daily-headaches/in-depth/headaches/ART-20046729 ...Read more

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Are estrogen tablets the same as contraceptive pill?

Are estrogen tablets the same as contraceptive pill?

No: Estrogen alone won't keep you from getting pregnant. Contraceptive pills contain a combination of Estrogen + Progesterone or Progesterone alone. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could mdma work if you're on the contraceptive pill?

Work to do what??: Get you high? It will do that whether you are on a contraceptive or not, and there is no evidence that ecstacy and ocp's have any drug interactions, but taking contraceptives regularly is critical for them to work effectively, and use of mdma is not likely to help you remember to take your medications. Forms of mdma like "molly" have been associated with deaths and serious illness- get some help. ...Read more

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Oestrogen tablets/ contraceptive pill, what is better?

Tablets/Pills: At age 35, if you think you need female hormones you should see a gynecologist. She/he will take your medical history, examine you, and order related lab studies.

If they are all OK you can relax.

If there is something wrong the doctor will advise you on what to take. ...Read more

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Need advice on pop contraceptive pill Cerazette please!?

Need advice on pop contraceptive pill Cerazette please!?

Oral contraceptive: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after daily sex?

Asked and Answered: No. No reason to keep asking us the same question. The answer is not going to change. Emergency contraception is not for repeated or frequent use. That would be extremely unwise, unhealthy and an inappropriate way to prevent pregnancy. Are you hoping to harm the body and organs of the female you love? ...Read more

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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Please don't: Emergency contraceptive pills are designed to be used after an episode of failed birth control NOT as regular birth control. ...Read more

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I missed my contraceptive pill for 3 days what do I do?

Missed bcp: A 17 yo female who have missed contraceptive pills for 3 days have no cause for alarm and will have to follow this adjustment:
1. You will have to double your pill on day one and day two.
2. On the third day, resume your contraceptive pill daily.
Please talk with your doctor for any further questions.
Goodluck. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would the contraceptive pill make me gain weight?

Hi docs, would the contraceptive pill make me gain weight?

Can't say for sure: If concerned - let provider know so that this can be taken into account when looking at your options. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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