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Why is estrogen combined with progestogen in oral contraceptives?

Why is estrogen combined with progestogen in oral contraceptives?

Minimize spotting: Break-through-bleeding (btb) is common with the progestogen (p) only oral contraceptive pills (ocp). Although btb can still occur with the combined estrogen (e) and p ocp, it is much less frequent, versus p alone. In ocp with high levels of e, such as ethinyl Estradiol 50 mcg, ovarian cysts and ovulation also occur less frequently. Way to go gregory pincus, et al. ...Read more

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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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Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Birth control pills: side effects of low ogestrel?

Side effect OCP: Common side effects include: nausea, breast tenderness, headache, abdominal pain, bloating, swelling, weight changes, emotional changes and dark patches on the face. Serious side effects include: blood clots, stroke, gallbladder problems, and hypertension. These can all occur with any oral contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pill good for excessive hair growth?

Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pill good for excessive hair growth?

Yes: It's a good choice for that purpose; but using ocp for hair is only trial and error to find the one that works best. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more

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Increased sex drive off oral contraceptive. Not ttc. Advice?

Increased sex drive off oral contraceptive. Not ttc. Advice?

Why fix that?: If your libido has increased, enjoy it! you can use a barrier method combined with the rhythm method to give excellent protection. If you don't have a partner, masturbation might give you some temporary relief. ...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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What the contraceptive pills dose not contain desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) ?

What the contraceptive pills dose not contain desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) ?

Desogen=Desogestrel: These pills contain Desogestrel (Desogen): APRI, CAZIANT, CESIA, CYCLESSA, DESOGEN, (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) MIRCETTE, ORTHO-CEPT, RECLIPSEN, SOLIA, & VELIVET. Other Birth-control pills use a different ingredient. However, ask your pharmacist to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is oestrogen usually combined with progestogen in oral contraceptives?

Why is oestrogen usually combined with progestogen in oral contraceptives?

Works better : Combination of estrogen and progestin help prevent pregnancy by multiple effects. Prevention of ovulation minimizing breakthrough bleeding thickening of the cervical mucus. ...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 oral contraceptive increase or decrease prolactin hormone?

Does oral contraceptive increase or decrease prolactin hormone?

Prolactin and OCP: Some of the higher dose birth control pills that were used some time ago did increase the prolactin level in some patients. These effects are less with the lower dose birth control pills used today. Still, in patients with a pituitary adenoma, even the lower dose birth control pills may increase the prolactin level. ...Read more

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What effect will oral contraceptive necon 1/35 have on acne?

What effect will oral contraceptive necon 1/35 have on acne?

Helpful: Most oral contraceptives will have a beneficial effect on acne, especially after the first couple of cycles. ...Read more

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Will diflucan decrease the effectiveness of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive? High chances of pregnancy?

Will diflucan decrease the effectiveness of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive? High chances of pregnancy?

No impact: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral antifungal which should not interfere with birth control pills, or have any impact on the chances of pregnancy. ...Read more

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

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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Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Side-effects: There are many different types of progesterone. The positive and negative effects of a birth-control pill are determined by the type of progesterone in the pill. Drospirenone is good for preventing water retention and excessive hair growth but it increases the risk of blood clot formation in legs and lungs. Its not effective for emergency contraception. Levonorgestrel works best for this. ...Read more

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Which pills are low dose birth control pills?

Which pills are low dose birth control pills?

All are: There are no high dose birth control pills, all are low dose. Some are lower then others but none are high dose. The different doses amount to a marketing gimmick to make one pill a little different from another. There are very low dose pills that have much less estrogen than the average pill - there is no particular benefit to those pills and most of them have more BTB and more pregnancies. ...Read more

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


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

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