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Medicine For Brevicon Allergy
Brevicon allergy: Brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is an oral contraceptive. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/brevicon-drug.htm ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Why am i sort of bleeding? I was really sick starting on feb 22 and on the 23 i went to the doctor and she told me to take amoxcillian 3 times a day for 7 days. I have also been taking brevicon since november 2011 or december. I am showing signs of having
When : When you are under stress (illness in your case) this can affect your hormones thus causing irregularities in your cycle. This often presents as spotting. Your period should follow shortly thereafter. If it does not, take a pregnancy test. If you are not pregnant then expect your period to normalize over the next few cycles. ...Read more
Check a PG test: Assuming that is negative, many pills do not build up enough tissue in the endometrium to cause a period and the way to show that is a pelvic ultrasound that I do in my patients to prove there are no problems. If that is normal you can either continue with the pills, as you do not have to have a period on the pills( many women like that) or switch to a higher dose pill to get periods. ...Read more
Probably normal: Presuming your not pregnant, it is not uncommon for some pills to suppress uterine lining proliferation so much that there is no significant sloughing at the end of the cycle and, therefor, no period. "pill amenorrhea" as it is called, is normal and should not cause alarm. ...Read more
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How much weight can you gain on the birth control pill called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
Please read this: Weight gain is certainly a concern to many women. However, they need to ask about other, more serious side effects of any medication. Here is a noncommercial source of information about Brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) with some warnings about potentially life-threatening complications from blood clot formation: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601050.Html. ...Read more
How much weight will you gain on the birth control pill called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
I started a new birth control called brevicon (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone). Why am I not haveing a period at the end of the pack?
My period is due in 7 days and I would like to delay it. Can I start bc, progesterone, brevicon, (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) depo shot? I am not currently on any bc
Nothing effective: Assuming you are correct in your timing, the only thing that will delay your period is pregnancy. That is clearly not the solution you are looking for. For future reference, you would need to start the pill, ideally, 2 months ahead of time and at least at the beginning of your cycle. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more
Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more