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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
Do all progestin-only forms of BC have just 1 progestin available? All mini pills have norethindrone, IUDs levonorgestrel, implants etonogestrel, etc
Will not decrease: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and 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 within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...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
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
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Because they aren't: Birth control pills, even morning after pills are not abortifacients. They are contraceptives. This is commonly misunderstood. An egg can be fertilized in the fallopian tube, if it does not implant it is not an abortion or miscarriage, it is a contracepted event, not a pregnancy. ...Read more
I have a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, would taking St. John's Wort decrease the IUDs effectiveness?
Im on the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel). Would taking garcinia cambogia effect my body or birth control?
Yes: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a very effective form of birth control that is close to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if injections are given on time. Injections are given every 3 months in your doctor's office. No pills to remember, no foreign bodies, and nothing to do prior to intercourse. It is a very reliable birth control option. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My birth control (desogestrel & ethinyl estradiol) information sheet says to not take vitamin c. Why not?
Not Compatible: Vit c can decrease the effective dose of the bcp, thus an unwanted pg could occur. ...Read more
Has anyone with bad effects from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) been successful on microgestin?
Yes: Many patients have been successful with microgestin since it is a small, daily dose of hormone. Depo-provera is a popular birth control method for many women with an added side-effect - no periods for 3 months; but to accomplish this, a big hormone dose is injected at once, and is absorbed slowly over 3 months. Microgestin is much less likely to cause acne, depression, or weight gain. ...Read more
Is there no research evidence that common antibiotics lower birth control pill effectiveness? Drug-related diarrhea would lower effectiveness, right?
Plenty of research: There is a great deal of research on the effects of antibiotics on oral contraceptive reliability. Not all of it is consistent, though. It is clear that rifampin and griseofulvin are two antibiotics that definitely decrease the reliability of OC's. With other antibiotics, the evidence is not so clear. It is prudent to discuss this with your doctor when you're prescribed antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will melatonin supplements interfere with birth control pills effectivness? I am taking alysena 28.
Probably not: Be aware that with oral bc pills there is at least a 1 perv=cent failure rate without taking any other medication. ...Read more
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