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Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are related to the type of hormone in each pill, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have great support for patients with pcos or similar conditions. Controlling those effects may be more worthwhile than the risks to the pills. Your doctor should discuss each of these options. ...Read more
Complex: See: http://www.drugwatch.com/yaz/ "More than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits against Bayer and its affiliates for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects. Bayer reportedly has settled 8,250 cases for $1.7 billion, with more cases pending in federal and state courts nationwide." Bayer has faced a number of warnings from the FDA about this product but I can't find any information that suggests that there have been ...Read more
If it works for you.: Pretty much all of the oral combo contraceptives have similar effecacy and risk profile, but one-pill does not fit all. If you don't have any side effect from it and it is affordable, then it is a good one for you. There are many different pills available and so if this does not fit, talk to your doc and likely u will be given a trial of something else. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Not my 1st choice: I do not like that pill, and it has 30mcg of estrogen and it is 21 days. There are many pills that have less estrogen which is better- less chance for estrogen related side effects. My number one pill i prescribe is loloestin, it only has 10 mcg estrogen which is safer and it has 24 active pills and then 2 estrogen pills so only 2 placebo pills , so you get lighter periods and less chance of a cys. ...Read more
Any birth control: Pill taken correctly should be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?
Does Zoloft affect birth control (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill in particular)?
Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?
Why would I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?
Birth control pill s: It is not unusual as with any pill to have irregular spotting especially in the first few months of use as your body accustoms itself hormonally. Remember to try to take the pill the same time daily as they are low dose and may cause irregular bleeding because of this alone. ...Read more
Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more
Month 1: If you start the pill the first day of your period then the pill should be effective the first month that you take it. ...Read more
5 and then 5: It would be best to get plan b or another emergency contraception at pharmacy. But if this isn't possible, you can take 5 pills now and repeat 5 more pills in 12 hours. There is a good chance this may cause nausea and an upset stomach. Emergency contraception is not 100% effective in preventing undesired pregnancy. If you do not have a normal menstrual cycle, take pregnancy test ...Read more
When is the best time to stop taking birt control pills? I am currently taking microgestin 1/20 watson.
Can i start microgestin 1/20 when im not sure where I am in cycle? And if so how long do I need to use back up?
Yes: Until you complete first cycle and start second pack, use back up. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: To my knowledge, isagenix has not performed any studies that would show what impact isagenix has on the effectiveness of birth control pills. Having said that, the effectiveness of the isagenix diet is disputed by serious authors. https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/isagenix-study-is-not-convincing/ ...Read more
I've been taking microgestin for two weeks and within those two weeks i've been bleeding is there a solution to stop the bleeding ?
Why?: Depends why are you taking the microgestin? If it was prescribed to help you start a period, just keep taking it until you were told to stop, and don't worry about the bleeding. If you are given it to stop bleeding, call your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
I have been taking microgestin fe 1/20 for 6 months now and have been experiencing severe bloading. What can I do to relieve the bloading?
"i took 7 days worth of microgestin fe 1.5/30 in 1 day last month. Was told yesyerday i may now have mittleshmerz.Could it be anything else?
Not clear: I don't know what you are feeling that you were told was mittelschmerz. Mittelschmerz is the pain in the right or left low belly that can occur with ovulation. Taking 7 bcp in a day doesn't cause it. Taking that many pills will make your period irregular for that month so it can take several months for your cycles to get back to normal. ...Read more
I missed an active microgestin 1/20 pill on Tuesday and just remembered today (Saturday) should I take 2 today? I have take the others correctly
Missed BCP: I would simply to keep things straight although your protection may NOT be as it should for the next cycle. Modern birth control pills have very low levels of hormone and missing pills can cause issues. If you miss one day - double up the NEXT day. any more misses requires a backup method - ie condom for the next complete cycle. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i start microgestin 1/20 at random time during cycle and use 2 packs or 42 active pills with no 7 day break, how long do I need to use backup?
Fine now: After two weeks you were protected.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stopped taking seasonique 8 days and prescribed microgestin how long will it take for the new medication to be effective? I haven't started it yet.
My girlfriend was on microgestin f.e 1/20 for 3.5 years. She came off it 6months ago. We've been trying ACTIVELY still not preg. How long wear off?
Varies: 1-2 months for all extraneous hormones to dissipate, sometimes longer. Get pregnant is never a given. Do not try too hard. Give yourself a few days between intercourse to let your sperm build up. Prolonged (15-20 minute ) foreplay will stimulated sexual secretions which will mobilize sperm. Use a position with the lady on the bottom. 2 pillows under hips and her legs on your shoulders- for 5 min. ...Read more
I don't take my Microgestin Fe pill at the same time everyday. I take it between 10 PM - Midnight. Am I still protected with this two hour time span?
Yes: Microgestin Fe is a combination pill so as long as you take it everyday, you're fine, although I wouldn't suggest 11:59PM then 2 minutes later at 12:01AM. Check out http://plannedparenthood.tumblr.com/post/23827960518/timing-of-birth-control-pills. Progestin-only pills have a much narrower 3hr leeway. ...Read more
Hello, I have been taking microgestin 1/20 for one cycle. I kept taking the pill 5 days into the next cycle. Should i stop taking the pill now or not?
You can: You have just extended your pill cycle, similar to what women do when a special weekend or trip is coming up and they do not want to menstruate. Menstrual periods on birth control pills are drug induced from withdrawal of the hormones in the pill and generally are not necessary. That is the basis for the three month cycle pills or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) where women theoretically have only 4 periods per year. ...Read more
Was on Microgestin until 21st. 23rd pd started. went to gyno 25th and got mononessa.started today. boyfriend gets here tomorrow.am I still protected?
OCP's: Did you start the pills on the 25th? If you started on the 25th, then you are still protected as you were pill free for four days only. However, since they are new, I would use backup protection, just to be sure, such as condoms until 7 pills have been taken. ...Read more
Usually none: It might be possible to gain a pound or two but it is rare unless you change diet and activity. The other possible but improbable side effects are all listed in the package insert. Oh nausea until you get used to them is a real one that some women have but not too many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral bc: Cyclobenzaprine will not cause interference with "microgestin fe", but remember that your periods may be light to absent taking a pure progestin type oral contraceptive (the "minipill"). Progestin types of oral contraceptives are "safe" but can influence the onset of menses by inhibiting ovulation on occasion. ...Read more