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I was wondering what are the active and inert ingredients that the birth control pill "mircette" have in 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 dont 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If taking lamotrigine, can I take viorele instead of 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
No: We expect periods to get lighter, not heavier, on the pill. You should consult your doctor to look for other explanations. ...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
Yes: Whether or not relacore actually works is really the question. ...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
Does anyone know what kind of birth control pills are the best? How is the mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) pill?
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
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