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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
122 doctors shared insights

Mircette (Overview)

Mircette is an oral contraceptive which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What are the side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to watch for?

What are the side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to watch for?

Same as any OCP: Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness are the most common and will typically resolve during the first pack. Dangerous signs are severe shortness of breath, one sided leg swelling, or chest pain. However this is very rare. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
122 doctors shared insights

Mircette (Overview)

Mircette is an oral contraceptive which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

No oral: Contraceptive for boys. It would be a bad idea to give oral contraceptive to a boy and it is likely to make acne worse any way. If the acne is bad, please see a doctor. If you are a first year student, talk to a dermatologist at your school. ...Read more

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Mircette (Tip)

9% of women will get pregnant in the first year of using birth control pills. ...See more

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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How soon is the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) effective?

How soon is the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) effective?

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

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Mircette (Tip)

Find/take your pill before your brush your teeth so you can't leave your house without doing it! ...See more

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
4x day
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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Mircette (Tip)

One per day - ideally at the same time. Don't take if over 35 yo and smoke. Spotting gen. resolves. ...See more

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How soon does the ocp "mircette" become effective?

How soon does the ocp "mircette" become effective?

Depends: All birth control pills can be effective in the first cycle of taking them if they are started before the 4th day of the menstrual cycle. To be doubly sure use alternate contraception for 1 month while starting the pill. ...Read more

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Mircette (Tip)

Am I a good candidate for pills? Are there better options (Nuvaring, IUD, Implanon)? how do I start? ...See more

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I was wondering what are the active and inert ingredients that the birth control pill "mircette" have in it?

I was wondering what are the active and inert ingredients that the birth control pill "mircette" have in it?

ESTRADIOL;DESOGESTRO: It contains combination female hormones ethinyl Estradiol and desogesterol in first 21 active pills and last seven are inactive sugar pills. ...Read more

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Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) side effects?

Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) side effects?

Same as any OCP: Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness are the most common and will typically resolve during the first pack. Dangerous signs are severe shortness of breath, one sided leg swelling, or chest pain. However this is very rare. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to watch for?

Same as any OCP: Headaches, nausea, breast tenderness are the most common and will typically resolve during the first pack. Dangerous signs are severe shortness of breath, one sided leg swelling, or chest pain. However this is very rare. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control [mircette] and i was wondering can you get pregnant in the first week of taking it?

I'm on birth control [mircette] and i was wondering can you get pregnant in the first week of taking it?

Possible: A low dose ocp such as Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) has 20 mcg of ethinyl estradiol. If you are a new start user, we usually recommend a back-up method (condoms or abstinence) for at least the first 2 weeks. It is possible to get pregnant if you start taking the pill close to your ovulation time. Check a pregnancy test if you don't have a menstrual cycle after your first pack. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the differenct side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) & kariva?

What are the differenct side effects of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) & kariva?

Same drug: The original name for this hormone combination was mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel).The brand name drug is protected by a patent for a period of time.When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name.This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary.Side effects should be the same. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Desogestrel (Definition)

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


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more