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New Generic For Yaz
Switched from desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to generic apri. Are there any differences?
Yes: Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different. ...Read more
I've been recently prescribed the generic brand of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) bc pills called Mya. Are they safe to take? I seen online some bad stories about Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). Nervous.
I stopped taking trinessa(norgestimate and ethinyl estadriol tablets) and looking for another option?
At your age: If u do not want kids anymore i would offer you an in office tubal, easy takes 5 minutes, miss 1/2 day of work, no incisions, minimal pain after, and if u have no deductable on most major insurances just an office co-pay $20-$50 if your doc does not know how to do it in the office then usually $750 copay for hospital, if u want bcpills i rec loloestrin-10mcg estro- lowest and safest dose, my#1pill. ...Read more
Probably normal: Presuming your not pregnant, it is not uncommon for some pills to suppress uterine lining proliferation so much that there is no significant sloughing at the end of the cycle and, therefor, no period. "pill amenorrhea" as it is called, is normal and should not cause alarm. ...Read more
What are some brand names for the following generic drugs: tri-sprintec, methyldopa, and hydrochlorothiazide?
Check a PG test: Assuming that is negative, many pills do not build up enough tissue in the endometrium to cause a period and the way to show that is a pelvic ultrasound that I do in my patients to prove there are no problems. If that is normal you can either continue with the pills, as you do not have to have a period on the pills( many women like that) or switch to a higher dose pill to get periods. ...Read more
My birth control switched generic brands.Been on new generic for 3wks. Experiencing increase appetite and acne. Will these side eff. Go away? Kurvelo
May go away: Sometimes different generic bcp can vary regarding how much hormone is in one generic vs another, and that can cause a woman to have different side effects when a different generic bcp is given. Sometimes the new side effects go away, sometimes they don't. If they don't speak with your pharmacist or doctor about a different generic. ...Read more
Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).
Yes: Oral contraceptive pills have 2 hormones - a progesterone and an estrogen component. Sprintec is a monophasic pill ie the progesterone and estrogen components are fixed and does not vary with the last 7 pills hormone free (inert). Ortho tricyclen, the progesterone component increases weekly up to week 3, and the last 7 pills inert. I find that there is more break through bleeding with tricyclen. ...Read more
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I'm switching from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate). Will there be any changes? Is ortho a generic version of sprintec? Anything I should be aware of?
Can I take birth control like ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for years to clear my acne? Is this safe?
Can you buy yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (hormonal birth control) with no doctor's prescription?
Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) vs mirelle: should I change contraceptive pills from one to the other?
No, you don't: Both pills have been implicated in having caused blood clots in women. If you have taken one or the other for more than six months to a year and it has been working for you, stay on it. ...Read more