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Bleeding dy wld've ovulated, has lasted dys. Never missed BC/tk late, other medications may have interacted. Pregnant? Period due nxt Tuesday. 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
Nothing: They are different brands of the same pill. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
Are there any risks of taking 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) (as prescribed for anxiety) along with lutera?
BCP: Yes, the combination is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Started on Lutera in January. The last three periods lasted two days with normal bleeding. Is this normal?
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
Period is very light. I Started taking Lutera 5 months ago. Period has been normal until now. It almost resembles spotting. Is it normal?
Yes this frequently: Happens on the pill. The lining that is normally shed at the end of cycle is now very thin. ...Read more
Was on lutera then put me on generic. Said same hormones but I've been sick since starting it. Why is this? Said I didn't need to wait for unprotected
Side effect: Any hormones can cause the symptoms you describe. I would talk to you doctor who prescribed that initially and go from there. ...Read more
Are low dose combination pills still able to prevent ovulation if taken as directed at the same time everyday, 24 hours apart?? I'm just curious because I take Lutera (for 2 months) and I wanted to know if I am protected.
I usually take my lutera birth control at 8 AM on the dot but last week I took it at 8, 8:03, 8, 8, 8:15, 8:05 and 8:10. Is this okay?
It's great: That's more reliable than I've ever heard: you're doing great, and keep it up. ...Read more
I have been taking lutera for about 6 months, and my periods have become irregular, if I even have one at all. Can lutera stop your period?
Lutera: Taking Lutera can screw up your periods as well as stopping them and causing severe cramps. ...Read more
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