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Is orsythia the same as sronyx?

Is orsythia the same as sronyx?

Yes: Hello Michelle, Orsythia and Sronyx are both combination Oral contraceptive pills. They both contain levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol .1 mg/20 mcg. This amount is the same in both pills ...Read more

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Is previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same thing as tri-privifem?

Is previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) the same thing as tri-privifem?

Not exactly: One of the 2 ingredients has a different dose for each of the first 3 weeks in tri-privifem, but the dose is the same in all 3 weeks for privifem. ...Read more

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Is the Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) manufactured by Schering-Plough the exact same as the Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) manufactured by Bayer? Also, is there any difference between the 21/28 pack

Is the Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) manufactured by Schering-Plough the exact same as the Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) manufactured by Bayer? Also, is there any difference between the 21/28 pack

21/28: They are biologically comparable. The 28 pack contains 7 inert pills for the 4th week. This way, a pill is taken everyday, instead of having to stop for 7 days at the end of each cycle. There is no difference as far as efficacy is concerned. You may choose either way. ...Read more

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Is vitex the same as spironolactone?

Is vitex the same as spironolactone?

No: Vitex is different. It is a natural supplement. While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor. http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2181002 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read more

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Using Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) everyday at the same time, is it possible to be pregnant?

Using Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) everyday at the same time, is it possible to be pregnant?

Oral contraceptives: are not 100% effective. But when taken properly they are very effective. It is best to take it at the same time each day. Take care. ...Read more

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Iv'e been using sronyx 28 pill pack but was given orsythia at my pharmacy is it the same as sronyx? The packaging isn't the same.

Iv'e been using sronyx 28 pill pack but was given orsythia at my pharmacy is it the same as sronyx? The packaging isn't the same.

Same pill: These two are generic equivalents meaning they are the same medication. Both consists of 21 active pills containing 0.1 mg levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg ethanol estradiol. Its the same thing just made by a different company. Likely your insurance covered one and not the other and the pharmacy may have been helping you out. ...Read more

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Is jolessa and quasense the same thing or not?

Is jolessa and quasense the same thing or not?

Yes!: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/quasense-extended-cycle.Html and http://www.Drugs.Com/cdi/jolessa.Html which describes both as extended cycle hormonal contraception consisting of Levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. This birth control pill goes by many different names such as amethia, amethia lo, camrese, camrese lo, introval, jolessa, loseasonique, quasense, seasonale & seasonique. ...Read more

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I took the morning after pill once, is there bad effects in the long term? And is it the same as the contraceptive pill? Which is heavier?

I took the morning after pill once, is there bad effects in the long term? And is it the same as the contraceptive pill? Which is heavier?

Plan B: Plan B emergency contraception is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or birth control failure. The sooner it's taken, the better it works. It contains levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills, just at a higher dose. There are no long term bad effects. You are fine. ...Read more

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Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?

Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?

Complete current pac: Unless you are having severe side effects from a birth control pill, it is usually better to complete your current pill pack before changing to another pill. By doing so, you decrease your risk of pregnancy and break through bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pills yasminelle and gynofen?

What is the difference between the pills yasminelle and gynofen?

DIFFERENT COMBINATIO: Glynofen is not available in us, it contains ethinylestradiol and cyproterone17a-acetate available in greece yasminelle is available in us and contains ethinylestradiol and a hormone called drospirenone, used as oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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What is the difference between apri and yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Will I have different side effects from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to apri? Are generic birth controls different?

What is the difference between apri and yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Will I have different side effects from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to apri? Are generic birth controls different?

Not much: These two birth control pills both have estrogen and progesterone. They have slightly different types of Progesterone at slightly different doses. Most birth control pills have similar side effects and it is unlikely you will notice any difference. Apri is much less expensive so your wallet will thank you. ...Read more

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Are necon and nortrel the same?

Are necon and nortrel the same?

Dose may differ: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time.When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name.This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary. Both necon&nortrel come in different doses e.g. 7/7/7 or 1/35--so Necon 1/35=nortrel 1/35. ...Read more

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Is taking two pills of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) at the same time equal to taking plan b?

Is taking two pills of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) at the same time equal to taking plan b?

No: I didn't see Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) listed on this website, but there are some other examples. Plan b is a much better option and can be purchased over the counter. A lot fewer side effects than taking 4-6 birth control pills. Check out the website though from princeton: http://ec.Princeton.Edu/questions/dose.Html. ...Read more

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What is the difference between levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED and femme tab 20/100 and do they cover pregnancy the same same way thank you?

What is the difference between levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED and femme tab 20/100 and do they cover pregnancy the same same way thank you?

Similar, lower dose: Both medications are composed of levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. The levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed has 150 mcg of levonorgestrel and 30 mcg of the ethinyl estradiol. The femme tab 20/100 has 100 mcg of levonorgestrel and 20 mcg of the ethinyl estradiol. Both work the same way, by inhibiting ovulation, and perhaps by changing cervical mucus and making the uterine lining less hospitable to implantation. ...Read more

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Is there a prevention difference between TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and MonoNessa birth controls? Is there a difference between the generic and namebrand?

Dosages: They both should prevent a pregnancy with the same efficacy. The big difference is that MonoNessa has the same dosage of the norgestimate component all 3 "active pill" weeks, whereas the TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has 3 increasing doses each of those 3 weeks which can help some women better control irregular cycles, abnormal bleeding, or PMS symptoms. There should be no difference between generic and name brand. ...Read more

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What is Ortho tri cyclin called in Europe? Is it the best pill for acne I heard Diane 35 yasmin yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are not SAFE

What is Ortho tri cyclin called in Europe? Is it the best pill for acne I heard Diane 35 yasmin yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are not SAFE

Why do you ask?: i would urge you not to believe everything you hear or read online. Your situation is already serious -- you are a woman already on isotretinoin for severe acne which may end up mutilating you if it is not managed. Have a frank talk with a physician you trust and then make a joint decision about possible use of a hormonal preparation. ...Read more

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I have read that taking a certain dosage of normal contraceptive pill eg yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cud be the equivalent of the emergency pill. Is this true?

I have read that taking a certain dosage of normal contraceptive pill eg yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) cud be the equivalent of the emergency pill. Is this true?

Yes, but........: The emergency contraceptive is nothing more than high-dose pills to alter the lining of the uterus to interfere with implantation. Please contact your physician regarding how to use. But remember, emergency contraception is only 85% effective when taken within the therapeutic window. So, time is ticking..... ...Read more

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What is the difference between contraceptive pills with the same active ingredients but different dose? Why the dose difference?

What is the difference between contraceptive pills with the same active ingredients but different dose? Why the dose difference?

Mono vs tri: Ocp pills can be monophasic which means it is the same dose throughout the entire pack or triphasic which means each week the dose changes. Some women do well on monophasic and some do well on triphasic. Sometimes you have to try both to find the one that works for you. ...Read more

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Do I have to start Yaz on the a Friday ? Can I start it any day during the week?

Do I have to start Yaz on the a Friday ? Can I start it any day during the week?

Oral bcp's: One can begin low dose oral contraceptives on any day within the first 5 days of a regular period. This prevents ovulation. Waiting longer after your period has started may allow ovulation and pregnancy is possible. Take your bcp's in the evening, within the same hour of your having taken the previous "active" pill. Do not allow more than seven days to elapse without taking an active pill. ...Read more

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Do calmettes interfere with the effectiveness of Yaz?

Do calmettes interfere with the effectiveness of Yaz?

No, but: be careful combining it with alcohol or other drugs causing drowsiness, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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I'm on yaz. Which multi Vitimine won't affect it's ability?

I'm on yaz. Which multi Vitimine won't affect it's ability?

Vitamins and Yaz: Yaz is a hormonal birth control pill, used for contraception or other purposes. Its effectiveness is not altered by over-the-counter multivitamins taken at normal, typical doses by healthy women. ...Read more

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Have gained a lot of weight since starting Yaz. Is it just water weight and how long until I will go back to normal?

Have gained a lot of weight since starting Yaz. Is it just water weight and how long until I will go back to normal?

Water weight: Oral contraceptive pills do not cause weight gain, however some women do notice that they retain more fluid when they are taking the pill. If you feel you have gained significant weight (more than 10 lbs) you may want to see a doctor. Although the pill doesn't usually cause weight gain, everyone is an individual! ...Read more

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What EXACTLY does interfere with bcp (Yaz)? I've read all kinds of things, i.e. grapefruit. I don't know what's right. I'm aiming at perfect use.

No EXACT answer.: It can depend on a number of things. Some medications definitely interfere with its effect, including some (but not all( antibiotics. When reading the literature, remember, that only the effects of one class of a drug may be studied and shown to be safe. But some people take lots of drugs and supplements that alone may add minor risk, but when combined may have additive effects not reported. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.

Does grapefruit interfere with bcp (Yaz)? And if it does, how much can I consume safely daily? I take them religiously and I'm aiming at perfect use.

Grapefruit and bcp: The level of serum estrogen might be higher when consuming grapefruit/grapefruit juice and birth control pills. While this does not reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills (rather, the opposite) one might notice increased symptoms of things like breast tenderness. ...Read more

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I'm travelling to Bali soon, I am currently on yaz. With my schedule I take my pill at 19:00 pm, Bali is 6hrs ahead, what time should I be taking my pill there to ensure that its still effective?

I'm travelling to Bali soon, I am currently on yaz. With my schedule I take my pill at 19:00 pm, Bali is 6hrs ahead, what time should I be taking my pill there to ensure that its still effective?

Any time: As long as you take your pill every day and don't miss any days, it will still be equally effective. It doesn't have to be at exactly the same time every day. You may want to keep taking it at the same time (1900) local time in Bali. ...Read more

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I took yaz for premenopause I gained weight. What else can I take?

I took yaz for premenopause I gained weight. What else can I take?

Weight gain on bcp's: On "Yaz", and other low dose oral contraceptives, weight gain is not generally a consequence. After age 40, one's metabolism is markedly reduced, so calorie intake should be reduced as well, especially for carbohydrates ( bread, sweets, etc.). If weight gain continues, see your healthcare provider for testing. ...Read more

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How long do i have to wait after i stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

How long do i have to wait after i stop taking yaz to try and get pregnant?

Variable: Pregnancy can happen within weeks after you stop the BCP. However, sometimes it can be months. If you do not get pregnant in 6 months then let your provider know. ...Read more

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I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?

I want to fall pregnant in six months. I am currently on yaz pills. What are the required preparations to assist with falling pregnant?

Hmmm....: Meet someone nice, date a while, get engaged, get married, relax, start having sex once or twice a day during the fertile days and hopefully get pregnant soon. The fertile days are about days 10-15 in a 28-day cycle. Of course, if a couple has sex every one or two days throughout the month, they don't have to think about fertile days. Start prenatal vitamins now, in case pregnancy happens later. ...Read more

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How long does break through bleeding last? This is the second time im bleeding within 2 weeks of my last break through bleeding. I'm in YAZ

How long does break through bleeding last? This is the second time im bleeding within 2 weeks of my last break through bleeding. I'm in YAZ

Varies: not uncommon in young women. I suggest consulting your GYN and having both female hormones and thyroid hormones checked with blood tests in addition to a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

OCP spotting: Today's OCP's ( like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day,and not in AM but PM. ...Read more

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Yaz pill. Instruction that came with the pack allows to be up to 24 hours late when taking it. Internet sources say - no more than 12. What to trust?

Yaz pill. Instruction that came with the pack allows to be up to 24 hours late when taking it. Internet sources say - no more than 12. What to trust?

At the same time: It is better to take the pill at the same time every day. It is not safe to let 24 hours pass between pills.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I take Yaz for 3yrs. This month for the 1st time I'm bleeding for 10 days, the last 5 of which the discharge is light, but thick&brown. Is it normal?

I take Yaz for 3yrs. This month for the 1st time I'm bleeding for 10 days, the last 5 of which the discharge is light, but thick&brown. Is it normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Yaz pill. Instruction that came with the pack allows to be up to 24 hours late when taking it. Internet sources say - no more than 12. What to trust?

Yaz pill. Instruction that came with the pack allows to be up to 24 hours late when taking it. Internet sources say - no more than 12. What to trust?

Create a routine: For the pill to work it needs to maintain a relatively level of hormone (pill med) in your blood. This prevents egg release. No egg= no pregnancy. Miss a pill= hormone level drops=egg released=risk. Take the pill at a regular time & this won't happen. Incorporate it in your morning or evening routine & it won't be forgotten. The less delay in a missed dose the less likely for failure. ...Read more

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Good morning, I just need to know. I’m currently been put on Yaz I have been on it now for 4 months and my spotting is just getting worse? I am 26 and I’m not sure if I’m to old for Yaz but it’s not suiting me at all.

Good morning, I just need to know. I’m currently been put on Yaz I have been on it now for 4 months and my spotting is just getting worse? I am 26 and I’m not sure if I’m to old for Yaz but it’s not suiting me at all.

"Spotting": bcp use: "Yaz" is a low dose oral bcp, and if not taken within the hour of the previous day's active pill, some "withdrawal bleeding" or "spotting" will occur. If one is careful to take the active pills "on time", this may not occur. To restart, stop where you are, wait five days and start with a new pack, taking them in the evening at about the same time, as above. ...Read more