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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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I want to take birth control pills, is this okay?

I want to take birth control pills, is this okay?

You will: Ahve to speak with your dr about this as you will need an evaluation and counseling on the use, isks and benefits. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take birth control pills while your pregnant?

Is it safe to take birth control pills while your pregnant?

NO: You should not take birth control pills when you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, stop them immediately and get in to see an ob/gynecologist for an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What birth control should I use if one pill does not work?

What birth control should I use if one pill does not work?

Many choices: There are literally dozens of different formulations of birth control pills so your doctor can find a better choice for you if the initial one causes problems. You can still try injections, vaginal ring, implants, and iud's. ...Read more

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What to if I am on birth control pills regularly. Is it safe to take two?

Once in a while: If you miss a pill, then you are supposed to take 2 the following day. But it's not a good idea to take 2 pills per dayr for long periods of time, due to the increased risks for blood clot formation with certain pills with higher estrogen contents. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the birth control pill if you have depression?

Is it safe to take the birth control pill if you have depression?

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

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Do you know if alysena is a safe birth control?

Do you know if alysena is a safe birth control?

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

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Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

Is it safe to take birth control while pregnant?

No: While use of oral contraceptives " the pill" rarely causes problems for the baby, use for an extended time in preg. Esp. In last 3 months can cause problems for female infants. ...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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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 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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How long is it after you quit taking birth control pills that you can get pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to skip a period with my birth control pills?

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

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How safe is it to be using birth control that will stop your period?

How safe is it to be using  birth control that will stop your period?

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 more

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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


Dr. Corey Clay
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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