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Doctor insights on: Mirena Vs Birth Control Pill

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Alesse birth control pill safe?

Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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What is monophasic birth control pills?

What is monophasic birth control pills?

Constant dose: Monophasic contraception delivers a single consistent dose of hormones. Other types such as triphasic use different doses of hormones at different points in your cycle to mimic a natural cycle. They are equivalent in efficacy. ...Read more

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Which is better Cerazette or micronor (norethindrone) (birth control pills)?

Which is better Cerazette or micronor (norethindrone) (birth control pills)?

Neither one: Both pills contain a progestin only, no estrogen. Cerazette has desogestrel, Micronor norethindrone in it. It depends on the individual women, which pill she will tolerate better. ...Read more

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Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more

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Switching birth control pills?

Switching birth control pills?

Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more

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How effective are Watson sronyx birth control pills?

How effective are Watson sronyx birth control pills?

Same as other pills: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...Read more

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Is the birth control shots more effective than birth control pills?

Is the birth control shots more effective than birth control pills?

Usually...: But it is due to compliance. If you take the shot every 3 months you are more likely covered than if you take your pill 88/90 days. There are side effects for both and you and your doctor should consider those carefully when you make your decision. ...Read more

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Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, i don't know about oxyelite but i ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction with real medicines. Just stop oxyelite. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) a safe birth control?

VERY SAFE: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read more

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Is levonrogestrel in generess fe birth control ?

Th entire pill: Is birth control, it is made up of estrogen and Progesterone in combination, that is what provides the birth control ad remember u have to chew that one, not swallow. ...Read more

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Does prednisone affect the birth control pill, levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Does prednisone affect the birth control pill, levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?

Not aware of: No such interaction I know of. However since prednisone is often used as a semi-emergency measure (for asthma, lupus exacerbation etc), the nature of the illness itself may impact the effectiveness of BCP but this effect would be difficult to measure. ...Read more

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Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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