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How long does it take birth control pills to go bad in the tropics?

How long does it take birth control pills to go bad in the tropics?

Store properly: All medications should be stored in their original containers and in an environment that is not extreme. When properly stored the medication should be good until the stated expiration date. If the ocps are in a blister pack they should be ok. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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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How long is it supposed to it take birth control pills to work?

How long is it supposed to it take birth control pills to work?

Two weeks: Standard practice is to advise 'back-up' contraception (condoms) during the first month on the pill. The truth is, a couple of weeks is really enough to be sure you will not get pregnant. ...Read more

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How long should it take birth control pills to get out of your system if only taken for less than two weeks?

How long should it take birth control pills to get out of your system if only taken for less than two weeks?

Already gone: They last a very short period of time, so if you took them for only 2 weeks, they are likely already out of your system. But you need to find another form of birth control to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm still feeling very nauseous a month and a half into my birth control pills. how long does it take to go away?

What do you advise if I'm still feeling very nauseous a month and a half into my birth control pills. how long does it take to go away?

Try taking at night: Try taking your pill everyday at night or before you go to bed. This way hopefully the nausea will wear off by the time you wake up. There are other birth control options that won't cause you to be nauseous if you continue to have this problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control pills to expire?

Expiry date printed: It depends on the date of manufacturing and each pack has an expiry date printed on it, so look at the date printed on the pack. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get birth control pills out of your system?

How long does it take to get birth control pills out of your system?

Half life of BCP's: The usual time to rid the body of bcp's is about 1 month, but i advise patients to wait 2 months prior to trying to conceive. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Katharine Cox
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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