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I would like to inquire if nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) can be used as an emergency contraceptive pill. What is its proper dose?

I would like to inquire if nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) can be used as an emergency contraceptive pill. What is its proper dose?

Please don't!: Theoretically it can; but i recommend strongly against this except as a last resort. It is not intended for this purpose and you should eitehr use a standard emergency contraception, or talk with a live doctor about 'off-label' use. Please do not improvise with this! ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

26 year-old woman is unable to stop Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pills after 8 yrs of use, due to heavy vaginal bleeding upon Nordette (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) discontinuation.....?

What are goals?: The answer depends on your long term goals. If you do not want more children then an endometrial ablation is a good option. Assuming you do want more children then other options can be considered. Testing for PCOS and hypothyroidism could be done. Since you are missing periods followed by heavy bleeding PCOS seems likely. A sonohystogram should be done to see if a polyp or submucosal fibroid is present. If present then these can be surgically removed as an outpatient. If pregnancy is desired later on but not now a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD could be a great option. This often stops bleeding. If you are satisfied with the pill you could just continue ...Read more

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I was taken contraceptive pill for 6 mounth ...If there is any effect on my wieght?

Did you have a : Weight change? The different oral contraceptives can effect women differently. The only way to really know for you personally is to see how you responded over the last six month. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea affect the contraceptive pill?

Can diarrhea affect the contraceptive pill?

No, it should not: In women taking the birth control pill regularly without missing a pill, then the effectiveness should not be altered by a GI illness. Diarrhea alone should not affect the pill. If she is experiencing vomiting (around the time she took the pill) then this might be an issue. Regardless, the pill is not 100% effective and if there is a concern about pregnancy, then check a pregnancy test! ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Ethinyl Estradiol And Levonorgestrel (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|levonorgestrel is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more