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How Effective Is Lo Loestrin Fe In Preventing Pregnancy
Very effective: very important that it be taken daily. preferably at the same time each day If you forget to take pill for one day, you can take 2 pills on next day to catch up ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
99+%: If taken perfectly, - same time, every day, without missing any pills, the effectiveness is quite hi- 99%. However, in practice, the figure is closer to 92% effectiveness, reflecting missed pills, etc. ...Read more
EFFECTIVENESS: 95%Get a more detailed answer ›
How effective is lo Loestrin in preventing pregnancy? How can I tell if the pill is protecting me?
It is about 99%: effective if taken consistently. There aren't any specific signs that signal that the medication is working. ...Read more
Need more info: What do you mean by early? Having a period while still on active pills and not the pills on the fourth week? and how long have you been on it? If you just started taking it you could have irregular bleeding for a while. And even if you have been on it for months or years you could have a break through bleed outside of your periods. Both are considered normal. Make sure you aren‘t pregnant, however ...Read more
I've been on low dose Alysena BC pills for 2 months & still use condoms. How effective is low dose pills alone in preventing pregnancy?
Started birth control (microgestin) on 2nd day of period, how long till it is effective in preventing pregnancy?
Yes: Birth controls pills are very effective as long as you take it everyday and NOT MISS your pills. It is preferable to start your pill on cycle day 2 or 3. ...Read more
What are the most effective pills to control acne? Is Diane35 safe? Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?
Dr. Gave me lo loestrin fe as a refill for my loestrin 24 fe. I see the 24 fe is discontinued. Is the lower hormones less effective? What to expect?
Lower dose: The lower dose is designed to minimize side effects but the trade off is more breakthrough bleeding. There are hundreds of birth control options on the market most of which are slight variations of each other with minimal differences. I recommend taking whichever is cheapest on your insurance. ...Read more
How long would it take until Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control is effective against pregnancy?
Diane-35: hello ~ Diane -35 is formulated as a low dose estrogen and progesterone combination for acne and said to be less than the contraceptive dose but the formulation is identical in type to the BCP so in young women it is most likely a very good and effective oral contraceptive as well a skin medication. thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between Levlen and Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) BC pill..which one is effective to stop period??
93% effective.: At your age, even with proper use the oral contraceptives (irrespective of low-dose or not) as ~93% effective in preventing undesired pregnancy. Talk to your gynecologist for other contraceptive options, such as the iud that is much more effective in pregnancy prevention and can last up to 10 years without having to remember taking a pill daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is it that Lo Loestrin Fe can work with only 2 placebo pills compared to the normal 7 days of placebo pills?
Not important: The placebo pills do not play any role in efficacy of ocp's. As long as you take the active ones, you can take any number or no placebo pills and the pills are equally effective. The role of the extra two estrogen pills is to shorten the amount of bleeding you have on the current pill you are on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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