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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been. ...Read more
Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more
No effect: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe b/c it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen, so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective w/in a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin) or alka-seltzer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on implanon, I bleed one week n then the next week I have sharp sharp bad pains and my period come on again. I go see my doctor and she prescribe?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): The shot is more convientient and works for three months at a time. It appears to be more effective than the tablets. ...Read more
Does provera (medroxyprogesterone) prevent ovulation? Not Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)
Depends on when: Oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) when taken at the onset of a menstrual cycle in large doses can arrest ovulation as well as any bleeding until it is stopped. Otherwise, if given after estrogen has been initiated during the first 10 days of the cycle will not have the same effect. ...Read more
I am currently on nexplanon and am very worried about gaining weight . I am wondering if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that I have just been prescribed will counteract it.
Yes , but...: Adderal will decrease your appetite but rather than letting it do so, it is important right now that you make it a point to be well nourished. Try to limit yourself to nutrient dense foods so you do not lose weight. Make sure you eat breakfast before taking your Adderal and try to get at least five servings of fruits and vegs a day. Remember water. ...Read more
IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at any time doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002 Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more
What do you mean: Do you mean, can the rod break and still function? I've never heard of a rod breaking in the skin. If that were to happen, I would return to the doctor or clinic that put the Nexplanon in and they would likely replace it and send a defective device back to the manufacturer. If you're speaking of a different kind of 'breakage' then consider rephrasing your question. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) works by thickening the cervical mucous , harming the sperm that enter the vicinity and making the area and making the lining inhospitable to implantation... Side effects commonly seen are no bleeding after the 1st year, irregular bleeding during the 1st few months , some cramping initially... ...Read more