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Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?
How to use birth control pill yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) as emergency contraceptive?
NONE: The suggests these as effective, 1 dose within 72 hrs and 1 dose 12 hrs after 1st dose: ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) (1 dose is 2 white pills), Alesse (1 dose is 5 pink pills), nordette or levlen (1 dose is 2 light orange pills), lo/ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) (1 dose is 4 white pills), triphasil or tri-levlen (1 dose is 4 yellow pills). Alternatively, buy one of the commercially available kits (eg, planb). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking marvelon as emergency contraception after unprotected sex (withdrawal)am i safe being pregnant?
That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more
Im currently on vicodin, ibuprofen 800mg, fluconazolen for candida 2pills/week span, &contraceptive pills ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).Will morning Plan B be effective?
Probably not: it is unlikely that these will interfere with the med you are taking but no studies have been done to prove any relationship. You should be safe if you take your pills as they are suppose to be taken. It might be wise to take them at separate times to be safe. I hope this helps. ...Read more
If it works for you.: Pretty much all of the oral combo contraceptives have similar effecacy and risk profile, but one-pill does not fit all. If you don't have any side effect from it and it is affordable, then it is a good one for you. There are many different pills available and so if this does not fit, talk to your doc and likely u will be given a trial of something else. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?
Yes: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: One of the benefits of taking contraceptive pills is that menstrual periods usually reduce significantly and may stop altogether. This can be especially true with seasonale, where the the theory is to have only four menses per year. Any amount of bleeding is a normal "period" on bcp since the bleeding is drug withdrawal induced during the "sugar pill" week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more
Varies: The best method is different for different people. The hormonal methods, intrauterine devices and permanent sterilization are the most effective (other than abstinence). Barrier methods and more "natural" methods are safe except for the risks related to failure of the method and unintended pregnancy. ...Read more
Abstinence! But...: Clearly not having sex is the most effective at 100% (less one person depending on your religion!). A vasectomy is probably the most effective both in terms of cost (long term) and success rate. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, and Nexplanon implants are the next most effective. These latter two are reversible. Essure tubal implants are permanent and very successful with few side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best if no delivery: The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth. If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more
Yes but: Contraceptives can be safely taken with antimalarial drugs, however it is advisable to use other forms of birth control as a precaution. There have been rare incidents of contraceptive failure during simultaneous use of anti-infectives (mostly anti-biotics) and oral contraceptives. So be safe. Use other forms of birth control. ...Read more
Not one for all: The most effective form of contraceptive, aside from abstinence, is determined by individual factors taken into account by your doctor in concert with your preferences. Contraception is not a one size fits all situation. Discuss your options with your doctor or with family planning in your community. ...Read more
Big Question: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is called a condom at this point in time. Hopefully, the future will provide males the same hormonal secure contraceptives that females enjoy now. ...Read more
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