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Does Ginkgo Biloba affect the oral contraceptive pill?

Does Ginkgo Biloba affect the oral contraceptive pill?

Not studied: This is not in the standard pharmacopia of MD science, so it would be hard to answer that question. To avoid any unknown interaction it is best not to use it in conjunction. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra ( oral contraceptive ) ?

Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra ( oral contraceptive ) ?

Very little interact: interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug .. not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. ...Read more

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Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Hi. Is it ok to use an oral contraceptive and tisane de durbon together?

Yes: Tisane de durbon is commonly used as a laxative and to rid the body of impurities. It is purported to be a natural blood cleanser and purifier and is believed to help in allergies, digestive disorders, skin ailments, and weigh gain. There should be no interaction with your ocp. ...Read more

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Been on the oral contraceptive since i was 15, I am 22 now.. I recently started my new month supply of pills and am menstruating again? What do I do?

Been on the oral contraceptive since i was 15, I am 22 now.. I recently started my new month supply of pills and am menstruating again? What do I do?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

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