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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
117 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. Hirenkumar Italia
117 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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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

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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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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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

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

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 4x day for 1 Weeks
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
Dr. Lynne Weixel
50 doctors shared insights

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
1,442 doctors shared insights

Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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