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Low Ogestrel Oral Contraceptive
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
How to use birth control pill yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as emergency contraceptive?
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
Will diflucan decrease the effectiveness of yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive? High chances of pregnancy?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many 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