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Ginkgo Biloba And Contraceptive Pill
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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