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Medicine For Estrostep Allergy
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
Birth control pill: Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) in a combination oral contraceptive pill that contains Norethindrone as the Progesterone component and ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen. It gets its name because the estrogen dose steps up from 20 micrograms the first week to 30 micrograms the second to 35 micrograms the third week. The last 7 pills contain iron to help offset menstrual blood loss. ...Read more
Yes and no: The last week of the pack of pills contains iron pills. They are there to help prevent iron deficiency anemia and to keep you on a regular schedule. You do not have to take them but you must then remember to skip a whole week before you start a new pack. Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is not a pill that you can do continuously to avoid a period, unlike some pills where that is ok. ...Read more
Probably OK: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different. ...Read more
BCP & antibiotic: I am not clear if you are taking the bcp for pregnancy prevention or acne tx. Antibiotics can reduce bcp effectiveness in some women. You might need to use condoms to further decrease chance of pregnancy and need additional/alternative form of bcp while using minocycline. Tell your dr. Everything you take including vitamins and herbs. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, many women use estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) and Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) Fe for birth control. The name brand of the pill is not as important as the hormone combination, and whether that combination works well for you or not. Speak to your doctor about any problems you have. There may be a simple solution or a different type of contraception for you. ...Read more
What is the difference between estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe and regular estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) birth control?
Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?
An older pill: I do not ahve any of my patients on that pill anymore. Side efefcts from any pill, could be break through bleeding, irregular bleeding, weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness, . Less common ones are blood clot heart attacck, stroke. No periods can also happen. Headaches. For most young people the benefits far out weigh the risks. My favorite pill is a low dose on loloestrin and loestrin. ...Read more
Can you tell me anything about the birth control pill estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?
Birth Control Pills:
Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) is a birth contrl pill also indicated for treatment of acne vulgaris in females 15 years and older who desire contraception and have periods already
it can only be used for acne if there is also need for contraception and have to stay on it for at least 6 months. ...Read more
Using estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe when you get to the iron pills do you need a back up method of birth control?
Placebo pills: No. They are meant for you to get a bleed when you take them.. ...Read more
Is it okay to stop loestrin 24 in the middle of the pack and then switch to estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe because period is long?
Cramping: Several reasons can cause muscle cramping. These include but not limited to electrolyte disturbances or muscle related problems. ...Read more
Which birth control pill should I use if estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) had bad side effects?
Contraception: It depends on what side effects you had. There are so many different forms of birth control, including numerous pill types that you should be able to find one by reviewing your side effects with your doctor. Try to be as specific as possible--write them down before your visit. ...Read more
Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?
Is it common to have hair loss, weight gain, or dark spots on skin while taking estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?
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 of 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
Think whole airway: Upper airway allergies trigger clear, watery discharge along with itch and congestion; this can tickle the back of throat: thus cough - but lower airway involvement must be considered. Allergies can cause cough through asthma-like reactions (or outright cough asthma). Albuterol inhaler +\-montelukast worth a try after oral antihistamines and nasal steroids/antihistamines. ...Read more