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Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|levonorgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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I just started minigynon 30 about 19 days ago. Do I take the 7 day break or just start my new pack?

I just started minigynon 30 about 19 days ago. Do I take the 7 day break or just start my new pack?

Minigynon: I assume the pack contains 28 pills, usually the first 21 days pills are active pills and the last week pills are inactive pills, so just continue the pack and start the next pack if you want to continue the contraception. ...Read more

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2 months expired pack of minigynon 30. Is it safe to take them now?

2 months expired pack of minigynon 30. Is it safe to take them now?

Not recommended: It is not recommended to use any prescribed medications after they are expired as their safety or efficacy cannot be guaranteed. ...Read more

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I take Nortrel 28 day. I thought yesterday was Sunday and took my first pill from a new pack. What do I do now?

I take Nortrel 28 day. I thought yesterday was Sunday and took my first pill from a new pack. What do I do now?

Don't worry: You started a new pack a day early. No worries. Just keep taking your pills every day (but a day early) for the rest of the month. You can start again on Sunday with your next pack. Best wishes! ...Read more

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If I missed the first pill in my new pack, and took 2 pills the following day, do I need to use a back up method?

If I missed the first pill in my new pack, and took 2 pills the following day, do I need to use a back up method?

Probably not: This should protect you adequately but it would not hurt to have your sexual partner wear a condom until your next period to be absolutely sure. ...Read more

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If I dicontinue the pills in the middle of the pack the first month what are the possabilities of me getting prego?

If I dicontinue the pills in the middle of the pack the first month what are the possabilities of me getting prego?

Good possibility: It takes about seven days for the effects of birth control pills to be totally out of your system. After that it will be as though you never took them. You will return to your normal fertility. ...Read more

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Missed a pill on the first Saturday of my new pack. I usually take my pills at 9pm but I took it at 9am on Sunday morning am I ok?

Missed a pill on the first Saturday of my new pack. I usually take my pills at 9pm but I took it at 9am on Sunday morning am I ok?

Probably: If you are taking a combined estrogen/progesterone pill, and took all of the first 7 pills on time, the you will likely be ok. Unless you miss 3 pills of combined pills you shouldn't need back up contraception or Plan B. If you are taking the "mini" pill (progesterone only pill, micronor) then you will need a backup method of contraception for this cycle (condoms) with 1 missed dose to be safe. ...Read more

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3 pills late in the first week, I took the EC after the second time late. How should I continue the next pack?

3 pills late in the first week, I took the EC after the second time late. How should I continue the next pack?

Forgetful: Anytime you forget to take a pill, you must use another form of birth control until you finish the pack.
If you forget to take a BCP, take it as soon as you remember. If you don, t remember until the next day take 2. If you forget for 2 days-take 2 pills that day and 2 pills the next day-you will then be back on schedule--missed > 2 days call you health care provider for instructions ...Read more

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I'm on novynette its my first pack last night while I was about to take my 18th pill in the pack it fell down the sink. What should I do now?

Take the next day: No big deal. Just take the next day's pill and continue as you normally would through the rest of the pack. You will just finish the pack on day earlier. ...Read more

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Will the combination pill still be effective if I forgot to take the first pill of the new pack? Should I take 2 the next day at the same time?

Will the combination pill still be effective if I forgot to take the first pill of the new pack? Should I take 2 the next day at the same time?

Take two: When you miss a pill there is no guarantee that ovulation will be suppressed during this cycle. The next best thing to do to lower the likelihood of ovulation is taking two pills. If there is no withdrawal bleeding at the end of the cycle, a home pregnancy test will clarify. ...Read more

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Had my 7 day pill free break, and took my first pill of my new pack the next day, and had sex the day after. Will that one pill protect me?

Had my 7 day pill free break, and took my first pill of my new pack the next day, and had sex the day after. Will that one pill protect me?

Yes: If you are taking your birth control pills correctly, you are not ovulating. You are protected as long as you are taking your pills everyday even through the placebo or pill free days. ...Read more

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I completed my first 28 day bc pack jan. 25 am I protected right away after my last placebo pill and when I started my new pack on the 26th?

I completed my first 28 day bc pack jan. 25 am I protected right away after my last placebo pill and when I started my new pack on the 26th?

Yes: As long as you started your new pack right away and do not miss any pills you should be protected. Just remember to also use condoms to protect against std's. Take care! ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I missed my first inactive pill of the pack?

Can I get pregnant if I missed my first inactive pill of the pack?

Are you sure?: Some birth control pill have 21 active pills and 7 blanks. If you miss 1 or more pills during the 7 blank days, nothing will happen because these pills contain inactive ingredients only. But you must be sure it was not an active one. If it was, you have a slightly greater risk than otherwise. Do be more careful but you're probably okay. Best! ...Read more

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An obgyne said it is safe to have sex w/o protection after the 14th pill of first pack. Is she right?

An obgyne said it is safe to have sex w/o protection after the 14th pill of first pack. Is she right?

Safe?: Not sure why any gyn would offer up 100% protection as that's not going to be the case at any point.
Against STIs there's no protection.
For pregnancy it all depends on your pill timing and a bit of luck. There's no 100% ...Read more

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Are you protected right away when you start the second new pack of bc pills the day after the last placebo pill from the first pack?

Are you protected right away when you start the second new pack of bc pills the day after the last placebo pill from the first pack?

Yep: Here's a great article from planned parenthood on starting birth control pills:
http://www. Plannedparenthood. Org/health-topics/birth-control/starting-pill-19264.Htm. ...Read more

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Missed first pill of new pack - took second one late. Missed Sat of that week and Sun of wk 2. Can I get pregnant? Boyfriend never pulls out

Missed first pill of new pack - took second one late. Missed Sat of that week and Sun of wk 2. Can I get pregnant? Boyfriend never pulls out

May surprise you but: Even if you take every pill of every pack every day on time and your boyfriend ALWAYS pulls out....you can STILL get pregnant. Now, how much more risk do you think you run under your scenario? Much more is the answer. The point is that the only way to be 100% certain of no pregnancy is to avoid sex or for BOTH to be surgically sterilized. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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On minulet pill, missed the last day of my previous pack took my7 day break then missed 2 pills in the first week and one I the second could I be preg?

On minulet pill, missed the last day of my previous pack took my7 day break then missed 2 pills in the first week and one I the second could I be preg?

Sure: Women who take their birth control pills INCORRECTLY do have a higher chance of getting pregnant than do women who take their pills correctly. That means a woman who doesn't take her pills correctly should add a second method of contraception, such as condoms. She can ask her doctor about other methods such as an IUD, which needs no daily pill-taking. ...Read more

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My gf started taking Belara on the 23rd of December, on the first day of her cycle. We had sex 2 nights before (4 pills left in the pack).Is EC needed?

My gf started taking Belara on the 23rd of December, on the first day of her cycle. We had sex 2 nights before (4 pills left in the pack).Is EC needed?

No: Belara is a combined oral contraceptive and started this way should provide protection reliably since she had finished two weeks + of the active pills as long as she took them at the same time every day and didn't miss any. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I take emergency after pill while in the first pack of contraceptive pills?

Can I take emergency after pill while in the first pack of contraceptive pills?

Yes, but….: You can, but do you really need to? You should not need "emergency contraception" if you are using oral contraceptive pills correctly. However, in the first pack of use, the effectiveness depends on where you are in your cycle when you started. ...Read more

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I took the first pill of a new birth control pack less than 12 hours late, how worried do I need to be?

I took the first pill of a new birth control pack less than 12 hours late, how worried do I need to be?

OK: This should not be a problem, especially if you have been taking the previous months' doses on time. Oral contraceptives should be taken as close as possible to schedule. The combination estrogen and progesterone formulations are less picky in scheduling, but best results come from taking the pill on time. ...Read more

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I'm on my first pack of ortho tri-cylcen. Can I skip the sugar pills? Is it the last 7 pills in the pack?

I'm on my first pack of ortho tri-cylcen. Can I skip the sugar pills? Is it the last 7 pills in the pack?

Yes: You do not have to take the sugar pills. You could take nothing during those seven days or you could start a new pack now and skip your period. ...Read more

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Was my COC considered late? Took it just an hour later than scheduled. (First late pill in 4 pill packs + sex w/o condom). Am I at risk for preg?

Was my COC considered late? Took it just an hour later than scheduled. (First late pill in 4 pill packs + sex w/o condom). Am I at risk for preg?

An hour is ok: If a woman is protected when taking her pills at, for example 5:00, she has the same protection when taking her pills at 4:00 or at 6:00 (an hour earlier or later) on other days. If she is not protected, for OTHER reasons such as missing pills earlier in the pack, then she is still not protected. That means one hour does not make a difference in the risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

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First cycle taking camrese. Got period half way thru third pack instead of last week on yellow pills. Is this normal and is pill still effective?

Yes normal: Sometimes it can take a few months for a cycle to regulate with the birth control pill. Typically by the third pack you're body's adjusted. If you didn't miss a pill, the pill is definitely still effective. I would see what happens the following month. If you still have breakthrough bleeding, an early period, then see your doctor, a different pill may be better for you. ...Read more

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Was late on 2 BC pills. 1 in FIRST week 1 in SECOND week. What do I do? My pill regime gives me a period every 3 months. Missed pills in pack 1/3.

Was late on 2 BC pills. 1 in FIRST week 1 in SECOND week. What do I do? My pill regime gives me a period every 3 months. Missed pills in pack 1/3.

Use backup: You need to use a backup method of contraception since you have missed so many. The safest thing from there would be to wait a week after you finish the first 3 weeks, have a period, and start the 4th week the Sunday after that period starts if you want to continue these. However, if you have this much trouble remembering to take them, you might want to discuss other options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I started taking pill (althea) on the 3rd day of my period. After the first cycle, should I start taking the next pack on the 3rd day again?

Hi. I started taking pill (althea) on the 3rd day of my period. After the first cycle, should I start taking the next pack on the 3rd day again?

No: Birth Control pills are taken 1 pill after the next. So when you finish a pack you should start the new pack no matter where you are in your period. Don't wait for the third day. Best wishes! ...Read more

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First Depo shot received on 12th day of pill pack. Since I'm switching from the pill, how long until shot is completely effective? Do I finish my pack?

First Depo shot received on 12th day of pill pack. Since I'm switching from the pill, how long until shot is completely effective? Do I finish my pack?

Consult doctor: Depo shot is replacing your pills, it should be effective soon in 1-2 days, you need not finish the pack. You can call and discuss with your doctor ...Read more