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Dr. John cuong Doan
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Norethindrone (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norethindrone is a two phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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Desogestrel bp0.15mg ethinylestradiolbp 0.03mg is this low dosage contraceptive pill?

Desogestrel  bp0.15mg ethinylestradiolbp 0.03mg is this low dosage contraceptive pill?

Medium dose: We look at the ethinyl Estradiol dose when comparing pills - 20 micrograms (0.02 mg) is low dose, 30 or 35 micrograms is medium dose (0.03 mg / 0.035 mg). High dose pills are rarely used. ...Read more

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Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Are higher dose birth control pills discontinued?

Yes: Birth control pills with high dose estrogen (50ug) have been discontinued given that such a high dose isn't necessary. All doses now are generally fairly low at 20-35ug. If you're worried, consider a long acting method like an implant or IUD that do not contain estrogen at all! ...Read more

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Does Nitrofurantoin Mono: MCR 100MG affect birth control? I'm on Blisovi 24 Fe.

Does Nitrofurantoin Mono: MCR 100MG affect birth control? I'm on Blisovi 24 Fe.

B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics (such as nitrofurantoin and many others) do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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Can loestrin 24 fe birth control pill make your menstrual period go away?

Can loestrin 24 fe birth control pill make your menstrual period go away?

Yes: Most women will have lighter period than before the pill. It is possible the menstruation goes away. If this is the first time you missed the period, take pregnancy test 2 weeks apart. If they are negative, one can presume the missing period is from the loestrin 24. ...Read more

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Will loestrin 24 fe make me gain weight?

Will loestrin 24 fe make me gain weight?

Per Drugs.Com: (http://www.drugs.com/sfx/loestrin-24-fe-side-effects.html) loss of appetite may occur. Weight gain was not listed as a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline (50 mg per day) make my Junel Fe (birth control) pills less effective?

Will doxycycline (50 mg per day) make my Junel Fe (birth control) pills less effective?

Safe > Sorry: While no evidence shows that any antibiotic except rifampin alters the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, the package inserts will likely say that there could be a problem with the interaction. I would advise you to use a back-up form of contraception while on the doxy. ...Read more

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Would switching birth controls microgestin fe 1/20 to junel fe 1/20 have any effects on me?

Would switching birth controls microgestin fe 1/20 to junel fe 1/20 have any effects on me?

Yes and No: Yes in that it will provide contraceptive effect. No in that it won't have any other effects. The two brands are basically the same. ...Read more

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Can I substitute effexor (venlafaxine) er 75mg 24 hr. Dose with 5-HTP?

Can I substitute effexor (venlafaxine) er 75mg 24 hr. Dose with 5-HTP?

Prob. not: effexor (venlafaxine) is a prescription drug that acts by increasing levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in synapses. 5 HT is an amino acid that is a precursor to serotonin. It is not clear that simply ingesting 5 ht will increase serotonin levels in synapses. ...Read more

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Will nuphedrine diet pills interfere with minastrin 24 fe birth control pills? Or should they be taken at different times?

Will nuphedrine diet pills interfere with minastrin 24 fe birth control pills? Or should they be taken at different times?

Who knows?: The makers of NuPhedrine state that it contains: Advantra-Z®, Slimaluma® and Hoodia. God only knows what these substances are. ...Read more

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Considering birth control pills: are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Considering birth control pills:  are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Levonrogestrel: No, they are not. Norgestrel contains both levo and dextro norgestrel so they are not equivalent. ...Read more

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Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

No interaction: Prednisone treats quite a few conditions and also interacts with quite a few medications, but fortunately not so much with birth control pills, in general. Unfortunately, unexpected reaction can occur with any med or combination of meds, thus always use with caution. Use smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more