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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How long do you have to be on lutera for?

How long do you have to be on lutera for?

Depends on you: It is a birth control pill. One would generally stay on it as long as they were sexually active and wanted to avoid pregnancy. One would stop it in order to get pregnant. ...Read more

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When should I start the pill lutera?

When should I start the pill lutera?

Below: You start them either on the first day of your period or the Sunday after your period starts. You have 21 pills of one color and 7 of another color. Those 7 pills are sugar pills you will have your period when you are taking them. You start the active pills, these are the ones that have 21 in the pack. Be sure you use a condom for the first 7 days you are taking the pill ...Read more

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Does 300mg st. John's wort capsule decrease effectiveness of lutera bc pill?

Does 300mg st. John's wort capsule decrease effectiveness of lutera bc pill?

Yes: Yes, st. John's wort induces the liver enzymes that metabolize a number of medications, including birth control pills. If you use both of these, best to use another birth control method. ...Read more

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About how long will it take to ovulate again after I decide to stop taking lutera?

About how long will it take to ovulate again after I decide to stop taking lutera?

30-60 days: This medication has a half life of 26 hours. It takes about 5 half lives to clear it from your system; so that's about 5 days for it to stop inhibiting the actions of the pituitary gland in the brain. This medication surpresses ovulation by inhibiting FSH and lh hormones which are made by the pituitary. There is variation in each patient regarding the pituitary returning to normal functionality. ...Read more

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If I switch from aviane to lutera to falmina is my protection compromised? Are they all the same

If I switch from aviane to lutera to falmina is my protection compromised? Are they all the same

One per day: As long as you continued taking one pill per day as usual then it does not compromise the effectiveness of birth control to switch from one to another ...Read more

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Can I drink alchohol while on lutera?

Can I drink alchohol while on lutera?

Yes: Hi. Of course we nevertheless recommend drinking responsibly and in moderation. ...Read more

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How long should you take lutera before unprotected sex?

How long should you take lutera before unprotected sex?

7 days: Birth control pills are generally effective after 7 days of taking the pill every day as instructed. It is still a good idea to use condoms to reduce your risk of infections and hiv. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of taking both Xanax (alprazolam) and lutera?

What is the effectiveness of taking both Xanax (alprazolam) and lutera?

They have nothing to: Do with each other. Lutera is an oral contraceptive used as birth control, and Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer used to treat anxiety. Not sure I understand your question. Lutera is an effective form of birth control, and Xanax is an effective drug to treat occasional anxiety or panic attacks. However, for long-term anxiety, Xanax has a great deal of abuse potential. ...Read more

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Lutera birthcontrol & it's effectiveness. What are the facts about this?

>99% effective: If taken correctly, all standard birth control pills are more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy ...Read more

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Been on Lutera for 6 months. Period last three days and is very light. Is that normal?

Been on Lutera for 6 months. Period last three days and is very light. Is that normal?

Yes, it is normal: For you, but every female is different, and some may bleed longer or heavier. Be thankful that your period is so light and regular. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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This is my first month on lutera I have cloudy discharge and pink discharge I'm afraid that the pink discharge could be bad?

This is my first month on lutera I have cloudy discharge and pink discharge I'm afraid that the pink discharge could be bad?

Likely normal: Spotting in the first several months on birth control pills is quite common and does not mean there is a problem. This usually goes away by the 3rd cycle. This occurs because the hormones in the bcp and a woman's body are coming into balance. ...Read more

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I'm using lutera as Plan B I'm taking 2 pills twelve hours apart three times and it's been three days after sex should this work?

I'm using lutera as Plan B I'm taking 2 pills twelve hours apart three times and it's been three days after sex should this work?

No: Its much easier to just go buy Plan B over the counter. If you are determined to use Lutera then the dose in 5 pills now and 5 12 hours later. Be prepared to be very nauseated. Plan B is much easier and works better. ...Read more

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This is my first month on lutera and I'm having break threw bleeding its taking 2 weeks for it to go away and I still have it I need help?

This is my first month on lutera and I'm having break threw bleeding its taking 2 weeks for it to go away and I still have it I need help?

Keep taking the pill: When a woman starts taking birth control pills it is common to have break through bleeding off and on the first 2 cycles. If the irregular bleeding is still going on in the 3rd cycle that is when i'll will try her on a different pill. Keep taking the pill about the same time each day, see if the btb goes away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take my bc lutera at 10:00 am I overslept a little it's 11:00 am and I took one is this too much of a time gap for it too be effective?

I take my bc lutera at 10:00 am I overslept a little it's 11:00 am and I took one is this too much of a time gap for it too be effective?

No: A one hour gap should not cause any problems with your BCP's effectiveness. Continue taking it as directed and if you miss or delay any more doses and want to avoid pregnancy, use a back-up method of prevention (e.g., condoms) until you get your next period. ...Read more

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Lutera after abortion. I started the following Sunday as directed, and now I’m spotting everyday 3 weeks later. Is this normal? Should I change brands

Lutera after abortion. I started the following Sunday as directed, and now I’m spotting everyday 3 weeks later. Is this normal? Should I change brands

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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While on lutera are you protected during your period week?

While on lutera are you protected during your period week?

Yes: If you take it correctly you will be protected. Lutera, like all combination oral contraception pills, protects you all month long, even while you are on your period or taking the last week of darker pills. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If I take lutera for one month will it still help my cycle get back on track?

If I take lutera for one month will it still help my cycle get back on track?

Cycle off track: No, taking BCPs for a single month won't get a cycle back on track. Taking BCPs isn't a cure. It covers up what your own cycle is doing using the hormones in the pills to manipulate the lining of your uterus. If your cycles are off track, it's best to have an evaluation into the cause. It's possible the doctor will recommend longer use of BCPs depending on the reason. ...Read more

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How long after stopping bc can one ovulate/conceive? Even if only on low dose lutera for three months

How long after stopping bc can one ovulate/conceive? Even if only on low dose lutera for three months

Ovulation: It may take about 2 monthis to reset the cycle from feed back mechanism in the pituitary gland fish and lh ...Read more

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Started on Lutera in January. The last three periods lasted two days with normal bleeding. Is this normal?

Started on Lutera in January. The last three periods lasted two days with normal bleeding. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes, it is normal for the menses to change a bit in duration or quantity of bleeding after starting oral contraceptives. There is no need to worry. Please do remember that oral contraceptives do not protect from sexually transmitted disease. Practice safer sex as well. ...Read more

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Should I be worried, I had unprotected sex about 7 days after starting the pill lutera (also started the first day)?

Should I be worried, I had unprotected sex about 7 days after starting the pill lutera (also started the first day)?

No.: The birth control pill is very effective, if utilized correctly. If you take it everyday at the same time and you're not on any of the medications that can interfere with it's efficacy, then the pill is usually over 95% effective. Additionally, on day 7 of your cycle you should not be ovulating, so take a deep breath and relax. You should be fine. ...Read more

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Can lutera make breast soar?

Can lutera make breast soar?

Sure can: It is one of the major side effects but not everyone gets it. Often you will get used to it. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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I am on lutera and once I finish the active pills of one pack I immediately move to the active pills of the next pack. Will I have a period?

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I am on lutera and once I finish the active pills of one pack I immediately move to the active pills of the next pack. Will I have a period?

How to delay menses: Lutera is a classic hormonal birth control pack in that it has 21 active pills followed by 7 inactive/sugar pills. Menses occur when you take the 7 inactive pills. But standard way to delay, even avoid, your menses (for that fun vacation etc) is to skip the sugar pills and immediately start the next pack immediately w/o wait. That way, your hormones will remain higher & you won't have your menses. ...Read more