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Generics: Lybrel is no longer produced by the manufacturer but there are generic equivalents available ...Read more
Lybrel: Don't know your age or your circumstance. ...Read more
Please tell what is the name of Lybrel and Seasonale in India,,,because I am not able to find the medicine,or what is the alternative??
Normal: Continuous birth control pills such as Lybrel very commonly have unusual bleeding associated with their use. No periods is the goal but frequently break through bleeding and spotting occur several months into this type of regimen. ...Read more
Lybrel comes with the following warning:
Do not use this medication if you smoke cigarettes/use tobacco and are over 35 years old. Smoking raises your risk of stroke, heart attack, blood clots, and high blood pressure from hormonal birth control (such as the pill, patch, ring). The risk of these serious problems increases with age and with the number of cigarettes you smoke. Do not smoke. ...Read more
Hello,,,I want to ask that can we take seasonale or lybrel to stop periods?? Or is there any other medicine??
I am not able to find Lybrel and Seasonale in India,what are its other names or alternatives?? I want to stop periods...
Speak to Pharmacist: Just let the pharmacist know to give you a pill that contains Levonorgesterol and 20mcg Ethinyl Estradiol. You can then use a new pack every 21 days to remain continuously on the active pill which will b elite Lybrel or seasonal. ...Read more
Possibly: Lybrel is combo of estrogen & progesterone. If spotting occurs early or midcycle, pill may not have enough estrogen; if occurs later, pill may not have enough progesterone. Discuss with gyn. Vitamin c & other vitamins/minerals may be helpful in heavy bleeding (k, a, b, & d & iron). Believed that vitamin c strengthens fragile blood vessels to prevent heavy bleeding. ...Read more
Yes but why?: Talk to your doc. You can take the two together, but why would you do that? ...Read more
Hello,,,which medicine is most effective to stop periods among Lybrel, Seasonale or Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD....which medicine is most effective and better???
Pills or IUD?: To be effective, pills need to be taken daily, and there may be some interaction with other meds. If there are side effects, it is easier to stop taking pills. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD needs to be inserted/removed by a physician and gives protection up to 5 years. Lybrel is intended for consecutive 365 days but with Seasonale there are 4 periods a year. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you. ...Read more
Which birth control pill is better to stop periods,,,is it seasonale or lybrel or any other medicine?? Thanks...
Been spotting for 3 weeks after taking amethyst for 5 months (generic lybrel- birth control pills). Is this normal & why's it occurring after months?
"Spotty record": It is not uncommon for oral contraceptives to produce inter-menstrual spotting(aka "breakthrough bleeding"). However, generic pills seem to have a worse "track record for spotting" than the name brand. Although generics aer bio-equivalent to many name brands and prevent pregnancy, their composition varies and therefore the "spottiy record" of performance. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: A h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regard to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more