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Loestrin 24 Dose
Are low dose birth control pills less effective than high dose ones? (i was switched to junel fe 1/20 after having problems with a higher dose pill)
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
I've been taking loloestrin but switching to sprintec for cost savings. Loloestrin was 24 active pills, sprintec is 21. How will my period change?
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
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
Will taking melatonin effect birthcontrol pills? (I'm taking the generic version of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).)
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
Will a higher dosage of birth control pill help with vaginal dryness that ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo caused? Do monophasic pills have less side effects?
Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, macrobid, missed period, negative pregnancy test, continue birth control,?
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
Switched from loestrin 2 orthocyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).Started ortho same day i'd have started next pack of loestrin.How many days should additional protection be used?
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