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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??
Depends: 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...
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
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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 isnt 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