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Doctor insights on: Levonorgestrel Mini Pill

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Levonorgestrel is a progestin commonly used in oral contraceptives and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. It has ...Read more


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Is mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill a good one?

If it works for you.: Pretty much all of the oral combo contraceptives have similar effecacy and risk profile, but one-pill does not fit all. If you don't have any side effect from it and it is affordable, then it is a good one for you. There are many different pills available and so if this does not fit, talk to your doc and likely u will be given a trial of something else. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Happens: While birth control pills are among the most effective birth control methods compared to condoms or withdrawal, women on birth control pills like levlen have become pregnant. ...Read more

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Alesse birth control pill safe?

Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

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Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more

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Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write. ...Read more

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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill ?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

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Is the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill dangerous?

Is the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill dangerous?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are related to the type of hormone in each pill, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have great support for patients with pcos or similar conditions. Controlling those effects may be more worthwhile than the risks to the pills. Your doctor should discuss each of these options. ...Read more

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How soon is the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) effective?

How soon is the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) effective?

Month 1: If you start the pill the first day of your period then the pill should be effective the first month that you take it. ...Read more

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How affective is levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED contraceptive pill?

How affective is levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED contraceptive pill?

Effectiveness of BCP: Any birth control pill that is fda approved has a failure rate of less than 2%. The failures are frequently due to forgetting to take the pills two days or longer in the cycle. ...Read more

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Does prednisone affect the birth control pill, levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Does prednisone affect the birth control pill, levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Not aware of: No such interaction I know of. However since prednisone is often used as a semi-emergency measure (for asthma, lupus exacerbation etc), the nature of the illness itself may impact the effectiveness of BCP but this effect would be difficult to measure. ...Read more

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Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control--is it good?

Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys. ...Read more

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I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pill tri sprintec?

I have breakthrough bleeding on birth control pill tri sprintec?

Possible effect: Breakthru bleeing may occur in low dose BCP, not so much in the full dose BCP. Happens at times in normal too. If rrecurs, gynecologist and check for polyps in endometrium. May have ultrasound of pelvis. ...Read more

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