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For the MonoNessa birth control.. what is in the green (inactive/reminder) pill?

For the MonoNessa birth control.. what is in the green (inactive/reminder) pill?

Inactive ingredients: They contain FD & C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, ferric oxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, pregelatinized corn starch, purified water, polyvinyl alcohol, talc and titanium dioxide ...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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Will Zendo dieters tea decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? I am taking Mononessa birth control.

Will Zendo dieters tea decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? I am taking Mononessa birth control.

Not an issue: Your pills are absorbed in the small gut and the tea, whose main ingredient is senna, which stimulates the large bowel. The only value the tea has is to remedy constipation and can be a problem if used chronically as you might use as a supposed method to lose weight as it is advertised but not substantiated in anything I could find. ...Read more

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If I took the mononessa birth control pill and my boyfriend came inside of me exactly 7 days/ 7 tabs after should I be protected?

If I took the mononessa birth control pill and my boyfriend came inside of me exactly 7 days/ 7 tabs after should I be protected?

1-2 percent: failure rate with birth control pills. SO. No matter how long you have been on the pill, you are at risk of pregnancy. Make your BF wear a condom EVERY time. Even with condoms and OCP pregnancy can occur. In general, the pill should be as effective as it can be after 7 days. ...Read more

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Is going to be 4 months being on mononessa birth control its hard to get pregnant since i been on it for a while now ? Or its still possible to ?

Is going to be 4 months being on mononessa birth control its hard to get pregnant since i been on it for a while now ? Or its still possible to ?

Return of fertility: Return of ovulation ; fertility depends on how long you have been on the oral birth control pill. It can take a few to several months for normal cycles to resume, if no spontaneous resumption of ovulation based on ovulation predictor testing then seek complete fertility evaluation. There could be many causes to explain infertility. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting pregnant? I've been on MonoNessa birth control for almost 5 months.

What are the chances of me getting pregnant? I've been on MonoNessa birth control for almost 5 months.

Relatively small but: Your risks of getting pregnant are relatively small (about 6 to 9 %) . Oral contraceptive pills certainly reduce but do not eliminate the risk of pregnancy. If you want to improve your odds of not getting pregnant, ask a knowledgeable and caring Gyn for an IUD or a subdermal implant which are the most effective Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives. (these LARC's are more than 99% effective) ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting pregnant? I've been taking MonoNessa birth control for almost 5 months.

What are the chances of me getting pregnant? I've been taking MonoNessa birth control for almost 5 months.

Very low: A woman who takes her birth control pills properly, and has been on them for more than a month, has a very low chance of getting pregnant. Of course, life can surprise you sometimes. If worried, and not getting monthly withdrawal periods, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Hi. I just recently started MonoNessa birth control. I'm on day 14 in the pack and I'm having very bad cramps. Extremely severe ?

Hi. I just recently started MonoNessa birth control. I'm on day 14 in the pack and I'm having very bad cramps. Extremely severe ?

Ocps: Continue taking the pills! Do not stop. If breakthrough bleeding occurs keep track of flow, length. When you go for your pill check appointment, make sure you relate this information to your provider. ...Read more

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Should I continue to take mononessa birth control pills if I have a 5cm cyst on my ovary?

Should I continue to take mononessa birth control pills  if I have a 5cm cyst on my ovary?

Yes: The pill can help suppress a functional cyst on the ovary and certainly won't harm an other type cysts. ...Read more

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I am taking MonoNessa birth control but I think I'm still ovulating? I start to discharge abt 2 weeks before period. How is this still happening?

I am taking MonoNessa birth control but I think I'm still ovulating? I start to discharge abt 2 weeks before period. How is this still happening?

Possible but: unlikely.
this is a 35mcg pill and they usually work fine.
ovulation can happen but is very infrequent.
if you are on constant antibiotics or meds that interfere with the pill it is possible.
if you are very overweight it is possible.
if you vomit a lot it is possible.
generally the pill is reliable in preventing ovulation. ...Read more

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I am taking 5 mcg cytomel (liothyronine) and mononessa birth control. Over 6 weeks body temp isn't regulating and I get hot or super cold. Wake up hot. Why?

I am taking 5 mcg cytomel (liothyronine) and mononessa birth control.  Over 6 weeks  body temp isn't regulating and I get hot or super cold. Wake up hot. Why?

CHECK TFTS: Temperature instability may be a sign that the cytomel (liothyronine) needs to be adjusted. Also get other labs checked CBC /CMP/VitD /B12/Folate. UAC&S. Rule out underlying infection ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant even if your on the pill . . . Am taking mononessa birth control !

Is it possible to get pregnant even if your on the pill . . . Am taking mononessa birth control !

Unlikely but : There is 1% failure rate per year , with any contraceptives, which you have to be aware good luck. ...Read more

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On Mononessa birth control. Im on 4th inactive pill and no period do have cramps tho. What r the chances that im pregnant? Im faithful to taking pills

On Mononessa birth control. Im on 4th inactive pill and no period do have cramps tho. What r the chances that im pregnant? Im faithful to taking pills

Birth control: While the pill is very effective, it is still possible to get pregnant. Although it is unlikely if you haven't missed a dose, you can always buy a home pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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I've had sex two days in a row without a condom. I'm on MonoNessa birth control. What are the chances of me getting pregnant?

I've had sex two days in a row without a condom. I'm on MonoNessa birth control. What are the chances of me getting pregnant?

If past first pack,: If a woman is taking her birth control pills properly each day, and is already past her first pack of pills, then her chances of getting pregnant, regardless of whether or not he is using condoms, is about the same... very, very low. Condoms help prevent infections and some odors, so are good to use. If her monthly withdrawal periods keep coming and look normal, she is presumed not pregnant. ...Read more

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If I am taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 2 weeks for sinusitis while on Mononessa(birth control) could that cause me to ovulate and/or breakthrough spotting?

If I am taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 2 weeks for sinusitis while on Mononessa(birth control) could that cause me to ovulate and/or breakthrough spotting?

Spotting: Clavulanate can interfere with effectiveness of birth control medication and it is quite possible that it has interacted with the hormone and decreased its effective concentration in your blood which has caused you to spot. This is also why it is always advisable to use a backup method of birth control while on such antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have diarrhea and stomach virus. Do I have to use back up contraception? Im taking mononessa birth control pills

Have diarrhea and stomach virus. Do I have to use back up contraception? Im taking mononessa birth control pills

Depends: If you are taking antibiotics, you might need a back up method. Some antibiotics increase the metabolism of the birth control pills in the liver so they are cleared from the body faster making them less effective. Talk to your provider for clarification. ...Read more

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Is there a prevention difference between TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and MonoNessa birth controls? Is there a difference between the generic and namebrand?

Dosages: They both should prevent a pregnancy with the same efficacy. The big difference is that MonoNessa has the same dosage of the norgestimate component all 3 "active pill" weeks, whereas the TriNessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has 3 increasing doses each of those 3 weeks which can help some women better control irregular cycles, abnormal bleeding, or PMS symptoms. There should be no difference between generic and name brand. ...Read more

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Would it be a good idea to switch from Mononessa to Quasense birth control, if I have a history of migraines, and bad cramps during my period?

Would it be a good idea to switch from Mononessa to Quasense birth control, if I have a history of migraines, and bad cramps during my period?

Likely a good idea: Yes, it is likely a good idea, as you will only have a period every 3 months. The periods not not seem to be any worse than if you have it monthly. ...Read more

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Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.

No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can i take the birth control mononessa even tho im not breastfeeding?

Shouldn't: There are birth control pills intended for nursing moms. Mononessa is not one of them. While it would probably be ok, there are better pills to use during nursing. Specifically one of the progestin only pills would be preferred. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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