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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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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?

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

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I take the active birth control pills (mircette/kariva) and don't take the non-active ones, and yet I have a full blown cycle. Is this normal?

I take the active birth control pills (mircette/kariva) and don't take the non-active ones, and yet I have a full blown cycle. Is this normal?

If u go staright: To the next pack then that is not normal, if u are not taking the non active ones and not going straight to the next pack then that would be normal, but I don't like that pill I never prescribe it except when someone's insurance makes them take it, u can get on other pills so u have a much lighter period, please call your gyn. ...Read more

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If taking lamotrigine, can I take viorele instead of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

If taking lamotrigine, can I take viorele instead of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Same thing: Those two birth control pills are the same thing --- just different names for the same drug. Studies show that Lamotrigine does not affect the function of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Should I be getting my period while on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Should I be getting my period while on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Not usually: Most women on mireya do not have periods. But some women either spot or have occasional, periods. This does not mean the iud is not working. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience heavy bleeding with Kariva (mircette) birth control pills?

Is it common to experience heavy bleeding with Kariva (mircette) birth control pills?

No: We expect periods to get lighter, not heavier, on the pill. You should consult your doctor to look for other explanations. ...Read more

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How do you take mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) as a emergency contraceptive?

You don't: Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is not typically used as an emergency contraceptive. Contact you doctor to discuss options or consider Plan B over the counter instead. ...Read more

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Is mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill a good one?

Is mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill a good one?

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

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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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Can you take mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) as an emergency contraceptive pill?

Not typically: Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is not typically used as an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what kind of birth control pills are the best? How is the mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) pill?

Does anyone know what kind of birth control pills are the best? How is the mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) pill?

The one you like: The best birth control pill is the one that you like and the one you will take every day. Don't worry too much about the different brands. Find one that is covered well on your insurance with a low copay and see how you do. ...Read more

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Why would I having spotting/bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

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

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Why am I having spotting and some bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Why am I having spotting and some bleeding while taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Normal: Spotting can occur for the first three months you are on the pill. If bleeding occurs for longer than this consult your physician. ...Read more

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I've been on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pills for 9 years with no period in 3 years. Is this ok?

I've been on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pills for 9 years with no period in 3 years. Is this ok?

No peroid on mircett: Yes, the longer you take a birth control pill and take it regularly, the lighter your period may become and eventually disappear. If you even spot one day during the proper time, it is considered a period. You have nothing to worry about. If you would like to have a period your dr. May prescribe some other hormones to take with your Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) and induce a cycle. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between the birth control pill mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) and acne?

At Time Yes: In some patients, Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) helps to improve acne if the menstrual cycles are irregular. However, some women notice their acne worsening after Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is administered. ...Read more

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I'm taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill; should I be getting my period while on it?

I'm taking mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control pill; should I be getting my period while on it?

Maybe: Since Mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is a low dose pill with a shortened hormone free cycle some people do not get periods after being on it for some time. ...Read more

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I was on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) but I got a large blood clot in my lung. Does this mean I can never use birth control again?

I was on mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) but I got a large blood clot in my lung. Does this mean I can never use birth control again?

NOT RECOMMENDED: All hormonal forms of birth control carry risks, especially concerning one is blood clot which unfortunate you got it. Thus, you have a high tendency of getting blood clot and so not recommended. If you smoke, this could be contributing. Iud such as paragard will likely serve you well, or Mirena (levonorgestrel) which has not been shown to have significant blood clotting risk. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Took oral contraceptive on my 2nd day aftr menses and I wason isotretinion drug for last 20days. Periods late by 13day not pregnant. Plz tel me solution?

Took oral contraceptive on my 2nd day aftr menses and I wason isotretinion drug for last 20days. Periods late by 13day not pregnant. Plz tel me solution?

Good news: Good news that you're not pregnant while taking isotretinoin. Many doctors will recommend (2) forms of birth control while on drugs like that. If you're not pregnant and you haven't missed a pill, then you're likely okay. Could be your period is late due to lining of uterus being thin secondary to oral contraceptive use. See a doctor for blood test to confirm no pregnant, discuss lack of period. ...Read more

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Is there a oral contraceptive substitute?

Is there a oral contraceptive substitute?

Yes: If you need birth control but prefer to avoid a daily pill, a nuvaring, iud, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, nexplanon, essure are all good options. ...Read more

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Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more

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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

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