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On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

On a low dose birth control (givani, generic of Yaz) and took amoxicillin for a week. Took it week of period and one active pill of new pack. Taken 19?

Condoms: When birth control pills are stopped mid-way, ovulation becomes unpredictable and breakthrough bleeding is likely to ensue. If there is a concern that taking antibiotics and for that matter any medication that may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills, condoms can be used as a safe-measure, until the situaion is under control.

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Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

Been on generic version of yaz for 2 yrs, the past few months I've been skipping my inactive pills. I keep spotting lightly/heavily. Is this normal?

OCP spotting: Today's OCP's ( like "Yaz") are very low dose in estrogen. Not taking the "inactive pills" is safe if you don't "forget when to restart". It is best to skip only FIVE days not seven of inactive pills, and restart the active ones. It is common to have light spotting when on the low dose kinds of OCP. To avoid spotting, take within the hour of the one taken the previous day,and not in AM but PM.

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Pls explain how to take the 24 day pill (Yaz). After finishing 24 active pills, when to start the new pack? Started first pack on fifth day of period.

Pls explain how to take the 24 day pill (Yaz). After finishing 24 active pills, when to start the new pack? Started first pack on fifth day of period.

Birth control pills: Women who take birth control pills need to take a pill every day. Skipping pills can increase the chance of getting pregnant. Birth control pill packets usually include 4 to 7 days of hormone-free pills each month. It is during these hormone-free days that women get their period. Women who prefer not to get a period can skip the hormone-free pills and take a hormone pill every day instead.

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Switching from Yaz to Seasonique. If I take Seasonique after my Yaz placebos, on the same day I would have started a new pack of yaz, am I protected?

Switching from Yaz to Seasonique. If I take Seasonique after my Yaz placebos, on the same day I would have started a new pack of yaz, am I protected?

Should be fine: Hi. Yes, you should be fine swathing as you describe. No BCP is perfectly effective, as you know, but your means of transitioning should protect you.

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My gyn just put me on Yaz generic for hot flashes/heavy erratic periods.Do you think b.c. pills unsafe for 53 y.o.? I don't smoke/normal b.p.&cholest

My gyn just put me on Yaz generic for hot flashes/heavy erratic periods.Do you think b.c. pills unsafe for 53 y.o.?  I don't smoke/normal b.p.&cholest

Short term: I suspect your doctor only intends to use this for a short period of time (3-6mo) in which the side effects are much less. All meds have side effects however so notify them for any changes.

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Im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the generic one. What's the possibility of ovulation? I heard you always ovulate and doctors lie bout it. Please tell truth im scared

Im on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) the generic one. What's the possibility of ovulation? I heard you always ovulate and doctors lie bout it. Please tell truth im scared

Unlikely: About 1% to 3% of women using any oral contraceptive will still conceive - that means at least 1% to 3% of women ovulate while taking the pill. That risk is increased when women are non-compliant with taking a pill each day. The lower dose pills such as Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (and the generics) have a higher failure rate and up to 5% of women will ovulate while taking that particular pill.

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Taking yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and i dropped a pink pill and could not find it what should I do?Take the pill of the next day?(so start a new pack a day before expected?)

Taking yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and i dropped a pink pill and could not find it what should I do?Take the pill of the next day?(so start a new pack a day before expected?)

Yes: If you lose one of your active pills you can either take the next days pill or skip to the end of the pack and take the last active pill. The advantage of skipping to the last pill is that the days will be labeled correctly for the rest of the cycle-when you get to that last empty pill slot just skip it. This way you will start your next cycle on the correct day and still be protected.

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Is it okay to switch from Yaz generic Vestura to Triphasil generic Trivora mid cycle for perimenopause? I read conflicting answers but feel nauseous.

Is it okay to switch from Yaz generic Vestura to Triphasil generic Trivora mid cycle for perimenopause?  I read conflicting answers but feel nauseous.

Not a good idea: Generic yaz and generic triphasil have the same estrogen component, but different dose regimens of it and completely different progestin components in them. Based on the impact that birth control pills can have on the body's water balance and blood clotting system, it is not a good idea to switch from yaz to triphasil mid cycle.

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I was on yas but have switched to cerazatte due to migraine. I have been off Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months & my skin was bad, will this new pill help ? & with mood

I was on yas but have switched to cerazatte due to migraine. I have been off Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 9 months & my skin was bad, will this new pill help ? & with mood

Maybe: This is a progestin only pill and progestins can cause depression in some women but not in all. The estrogen in birth control pills increases sex hormone binding globulin which binds testosterone and decreases the free, biologically active testosterone.Testosterone causes acne so the lower level is what helps your skin. With no estrogen, I would not expect cerazette to help your skin.

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I started taking my new pack of birth control (yaz) a week late and had unprotected sex three days later. Could I be pregnant?

I started taking my new pack of birth control (yaz) a week late and had unprotected sex three days later. Could I be pregnant?

Yes you can.: The birth control effects \may actually take one cycle to work, although it usually protects immediately a female from pregnancy if started late, as you did. If you miss your period, a pregnancy test is in order. However, it appears that the sexual activity took place just vbefore your fertile period! hope that is some consolation.

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What is the difference between apri and yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Will I have different side effects from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to apri? Are generic birth controls different?

What is the difference between apri and yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Will I have different side effects from Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) to apri? Are generic birth controls different?

Not much: These two birth control pills both have estrogen and progesterone. They have slightly different types of Progesterone at slightly different doses. Most birth control pills have similar side effects and it is unlikely you will notice any difference. Apri is much less expensive so your wallet will thank you.

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Period won't go away, i'm on yaz, skipped it, and now break thru bleeding won't stop. Continue with pack or wait? What do I do? I've been on Yaz for a while, and have skipped the placebos before so i don't get my period. I started a new pack as usual and

Period won't go away, i'm on yaz, skipped it, and now break thru bleeding won't stop. Continue with pack or wait? What do I do? I've been on Yaz for a while, and have skipped the placebos before so i don't get my period. I started a new pack as usual and

By : By the date of this post almost a week has passed. I hope you continued the pills as directed. If not and you are still spotting contact your doctor for instructions. Since you obviously don't like getting periods every month you should try seasonique. This is a bcp designed to give you a period once every three months. Ask your doctor if he/she thinks this is a good option for you. Best of luck.

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My pharmacist told me to take generic Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) sunday after my period ended. Is this ok? 

My pharmacist told me to take generic Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) sunday after my period ended. Is this ok? 

Consult w/ your doc: Generally, we advise women who are starting birth control pill for the 1st time to either start a pack on the day of your period, or on the first sunday after your period starts. The end of your period is not important in starting the pills. Consult with your doctor for his or her recommendations. Also use alternative methods of birth control during your first month with the birth control pills.