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Jenest 28 Two Phase Contraceptive
Extended cycle pills: Many women do this in order to skip a period. It's perfectly safe. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Advil (ibuprofen) while on Aubra (oral contraceptive)? I am concerned about mixing the two. Thank you!
Advil (ibuprofen) and BC: it is safe,Get a more detailed answer ›
Mucus vaginal discharge with blood for two weeks after finished placebo round of oral contraceptive
Many causes: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
I got brown spotting for two days and then pinkish on and off for four days i have irregular period and this has been never happened before I don't know what is going on, I took oral contraceptive pills to regulate my period June last year?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more
Very little interact: interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug .. not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No risk, no worry: It used to be common advice that antibiotics can interfere with hormonal contraceptives. It was always theoretical with little actual proof, and current evidence indicates no such problem except sometimes with rifampin, an uncommonly used antibiotic. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less risk: of clots, cardiovacular events and breast disease: however, side effects include. bleeding, cramping, headches and more. ...Read more
Lower effectiveness: Certain medicines as well as certain herbs increase the speed that oral contraceptives are cleared from the body, decreasing effectiveness. Things most likely to do this are: Antibiotics such as Rifampin and Grseofulvin; anticonvulsants such as dilantin, Phenobarbital and tegretol; even St John's Wart. Check with your doctor to see if you need to use a back-up method. ...Read more