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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: They're safe when used under the direction of a physician. ...Read more
Usually you can: However, you to need to ensure that your doctor(s) are aware of your depression. Sometimes birth control pills can worsen depression. So monitor for this. That way if you were to take an oral contraceptive that caused mood changes, a different one could be tried. Take care. ...Read more
Hello, i just wanted to know if it is safe to use an emergency contraceptive while using a birth control patch and whether it will affect my cycle?
No: If the patch is still in place and not time expired it should be sufficient for conception prevention. ...Read more
Unknown: as the ingredients are not published it is unknown. ...Read more
Effective pill: Alysena is a pill that contains 20 micrograms of 17-beta-estradial, which is low-dose, and the second generation progestin levonorgestrel. It is as effective for birth control as comparable pills. Levonorgestrel can elevate blood glucose levels and pills containing levonorgestrel are not ideal birth control pills for women with diabetes or pre-diabetes. ...Read more
Yes,it is safe.: there is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
Pill: Immediately in some people. But it takes about 30 days for the pill to wear off. I would see a gyn doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It is safe, and doesn't negatively impact your future fertility (i hear patients worry about this a lot). To do this, you simply skip the placebo pills at the end of the pill pack, and start the new pack instead of taking the placebos. It is a nice, convenient alternative for patients. ...Read more
Generally safe: There is nothing inherently wrong with not having a monthly period due to certain forms of birth control. If you feel reassured by your menses and would like to continue menstruating each month, be sure to discuss this with your doctor so they can prescribe a type of birth control that will not stop your periods. ...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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