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Motion Sickness Tablets Damage On Contraceptive Pill
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
Causes for vertigo? I have had vertigo since saturday afternoon, I went to the doctor yesterday since it has only gotten worse. They took my blood pressure and checked my ears, he just diagnosed me with vertigo and told me to take a motion sickness pill.
Starting new pack: When you start a new pack, chose the time you wish to take them and start using that time. ...Read more
Varies: Many teens use the pill to regulate the cycle. The pill can be used at any age up to 55 or 56 and the pill can be started as soon as a women begins having periods - as early as 11 or so. ...Read more
Anything that interferes with absorbing a medicine can affect it.
if the cleanse extrem moves things through your gi tract faster than normal, you may not absorb the amount of the pill you need to.
would use back up condoms or just skip the cleanse extrem which is bogus anyhow. ...Read more
Is there any risk in taking my 21 day contraceptive pill for an extra week? Is there anything I should know?
Depends, probably: The 21 day pill is designed so that you are taking NO medication the last 7 days of your menstrual cycle. If you continue to take medication, you will not menstruate by Day 28, which may not be beneficial and potentially troublesome. Women on Depo-Provera can go longer without menstruating, but you should discuss with your OB before deviating from your routine, with guidance ...Read more
They can expire.:
All contraceptive pills have an expiration date. This is usually placed somewhere on the packaging. They usually have a long shelf life, but if you want to be truly at ease, never take expired medication. ...Read more
No: As above, hopefully, you are getting the threadworm treated ...Read more
Is minigynon a good type of contraceptive pill and what are other pills that you would recommend?
Depends: There is no one right pill. Of course it is a good pill for contraception or it would not be on the market. I'm sure your doc took your individual needs under consideration before prescribing it. I'm glad to see you are being proactive and not relying on emergency contraception. ...Read more
I'm just starting loette contraceptive pill and was wondering if other patients have had good or bad experience with this pill?
Both: I am certain you can find many women who have had both good and bad experiences with this pill; more good than bad I expect. ...Read more
SE's: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
Yes: I would start it based on the day your doctor said to start it usually the first Sunday after your period starts. Antibiotics may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills but since you are just starting them you can't count on them for a couple of weeks anyway, just use protection with intercourse. ...Read more
Unlikely: Very unlikely. While no day in one's cycle is 100% 'safe' it's very unlikely on the days that you describe.... Especially if you haven't missed any pills. The chances of pregnancy when one uses the pill perfectly over the course of 1 year is around 4% or 4 out of 100 women will become pregnant on the pill using it perfectly. If you're worried, can always use a 2nd method like condom. Best luck. ...Read more
What are the side effects of taking an emergency contraceptive pill twice. Not frequently. Only twice?
Potential SE's: Potential side effects of emergency contraception pills can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if you miss your period or develop significant lower abdominal pain. ...Read more
What happens if I start taking the contraceptive pill for the very first time in the middle of a period?
Hello, What are the risks of using an emergency contraceptive pill after having used it before this year?
I am taking contraceptive pill for nursing mothers but I don't breastfees my baby now. Should I change my pills?
Why?: What pill for nursing mothers? Usually quite difficult to get pregnant while nursing. ...Read more
I have had 3 periods this month, is this normal? I stopped my contraceptive pill in December as me and my husband are trying for a baby
Not normal: Have a OB GYM MD evaluate why your periods are abnormal as it may be interfering in your ability to conceive. ...Read more
Birth control pills: Birth control pills are effective in preventing pregnancy in patients with end stage renal disease on dialysis (d). Most females of child bearing age on d are not all that fertile and may have trouble carrying a baby to term. If they do conceive, they may require daily dialysis until the baby delivers. Good luck. ...Read more
Antibiotics: If you are taking antibiotics you should use a backup method bc they will negate the pill. ...Read more
Due to: Hormonal changes. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›