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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


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I wanted to know is it safe to take phentermine with birth control and does it decrease the effectiveness of the birth control when using phentermine?

I wanted to know is it safe to take phentermine with birth control and does it decrease the effectiveness of the birth control when using phentermine?

It is safe: If your doctor has determined that Phentermine is safe for you then taking it along with your birth control should have no effect. Phentermine does not decrease the pill's effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use birth control pills if I smoke?

Is it safe to use birth control pills if I smoke?

No: Combining oral contraceptive pills and tobacco use, especially if age is 35 or greater, is not safe. Women need to stop smoking for their own sake and that of their children, present or future. There are many expert answers on tobacco cessation on the site; simply search for them and let me know if we can help support your efforts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start birth control pill on any day?

Is it safe to start birth control pill on any day?

Not always: Each birth control has different guidance. Some may require contraceptive back up depending on which day you start them. ...Read more

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I'm taking quasense birth control pills, and am wondering if it is safe to also take the diet pill zantrex 3. I used it prior to the bc and liked it.

I'm taking quasense birth control pills, and am wondering if it is safe to also take the diet pill zantrex 3. I used it prior to the bc and liked it.

Diet pill: Zantrex 3 is not fda approved and has not been properly studied to establish its safety. It contains more caffeine than three cups of coffee and is known to cause heart problems and a rapid increase in blood pressure in some individuals. Zantrex-3 could trigger a heart attack in people with heart conditions. It is not a healthy option. Read more: http://www.Ehow.Com/facts_5312171_dangers-za. ...Read more

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I started sprintec birth control yesterday. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch to quit smoking while on birth control?

I started sprintec birth control yesterday. Is it okay to use the nicotine patch to quit smoking while on birth control?

YES, also...: Yes, it's ok. It is always wise to quit but it's esp. Important if on birth control. A strong desire to quit is the most important factor. Nicotine patches can help, but also consider acupuncture, hypnosis, exercise & relaxation techniques. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm & www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

What?: There is no such thing as a drink which will provide "glucose control". Are you looking at the tv ads for nutritional supplements that say they're for control of diabetes? Those are tube feeding supplement companies attempting to sell more product by convincing people to drink their supplement rather than eating properly. Eating properly is much, much better. Consult your dietitian. ...Read more

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Is Jamaican Peritols safe when one is also on birth control pills?

Is Jamaican Peritols safe when one is also on birth control pills?

Forget taking it!: It is a scam. Who knows what effects it might have on birth control pills? Save your money. Concentrate on exercises that firm and tone your gluteal muscles. Skating (not skateboarding) is great for this. Wear helmet, wrist, elbow and knee guards. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while on birth control?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen while on birth control?

Yes: There are no known interactions between ibuprofen and birth control pill. In fact, since one of the rare side effects of the pill are blood clots, and since ibuprofen has a mild anti-platelet effect, there might actually be a small benefit! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on dicloxacillin?

Relatively: Alcohol and Dicloxacillin do not have any severe interactions, however, you should not drink while you are on an antibiotics. Alcohol consumption will temporarily lower your immune system making it harder for the antibiotic to heal your infection as well as lowering the drugs efficacy. If you are sick enough to be on an antibiotics, you should not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol while on your menstrual cycle?

Is it okay to drink alcohol while on your menstrual  cycle?

Yes, in moderation: Drinking alcohol will not adversely affect your menstrual cycle as long as you drink in moderation (no more than drink per day). ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while on Zoloft (sertraline) pills?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while on Zoloft (sertraline) pills?

Zoloft (sertraline): Not good idea due to irritation of stomach and increase heeadache frequency, plus, alcoholic in itself is depressant. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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