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Norlutate Progestin Based Agent
Can natural progesterone cream offset the negative effects of synthetic progestin (legonorgestrel)?
no: No. They are both progestins. The cream will work locally but do the same thing. ...Read more
Prempro (conjugated estrogens and medroxyprogesterone) works well but expensive. What is exact alternative?
Options: There are options. Prempro has different dosages of estrogen and Progesterone component. Estrogen (estradiol) comes in 0.3mg, 0.45mg, and 0.625mg. The Medroxyprogesterone acetate comes as 1.5mg 2.5mg and 5mg. As your dosage of estrogen goes up, so does progesterone. You can take estrogen as pill or patch. I like the patch. And then take Provera (medroxyprogesterone) for Progesterone (2.5 or 5.0mg). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
Synthetic meds: 1st no such thing as free lunch ie there's always some potential risk or side effect. 2nd FDA only approves meds which they deem benefit greater than risk (tho obviously not w/o disagreement & controversy). 3rd no studies demonstrate benefit of any oral estrogen over another tho some studies suggest topical safe than oral. 4th Natural isn't safe than synthetic ie tobacco is natural but isn't safe! ...Read more
Is norethisterone a type of progestrone? Does yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contain progestrone? When can its weight gain effect start taking place?
What are the most effective pills to control acne? Is Diane35 safe? Is yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) safe?
Can Magnesium stearate as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
Will taking estrogen lower the effectiveness of Depo-Provera since it is a pro estrogen medication ?
No: Depoprovera is a progestin used by itself, not with a estrogen, for contraception. I could find no interaction with estrogen on an interaction check. If you are receiving Depoprovera injections for contraception, please inform your health care provider, and do not take any meds that have not been prescribed for you. ...Read more
98%: The range of effectiveness for birth control depends on how precisely it is used. If you get the shot every three months as scheduled, the efficacy is 99%. The typical user efficacy is around 97%, which accounts for people getting their shot late. If you know you are going to miss a shot or be late, use a back up method until you are able to get the shot and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Which among drospirenone containing ocp or cyproterone acetate is more effective in lowering male hormones?
Crinone (progesterone gel).: Crinone (progesterone gel) is a more absorbable formulation of vaginal Progesterone and approved to prevent preterm birth in women with very short cervix (<15-20 mm) by transvaginal prenatal ultrasound. Suppositories are not approved for that indication! use Crinone (progesterone gel) 8% (90 mg per 1.125g) nightly until 37 weeks if your physician agrees. ...Read more
Would one tablet of monotrim (200g) containing trimethoprim effect the contraceptive pill yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? If so, by how much would protection be affected by it
Is it true a topical estrogen & progesterone are better than pill form? If so, which topical estrogen & progesterone do you favor?
Desogen=Desogestrel: These pills contain Desogestrel (Desogen): APRI, CAZIANT, CESIA, CYCLESSA, DESOGEN, (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) MIRCETTE, ORTHO-CEPT, RECLIPSEN, SOLIA, & VELIVET. Other Birth-control pills use a different ingredient. However, ask your pharmacist to be sure. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?
Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur?(coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)
Topical Spironolacto: The literature on systemic absorption of topical sprironolactone is a bit unclear. Small studies in lab rodents showed no absorption, but there are numerous anecdotal entries on hair loss blogs where users attest to side effects which point towards systemic absorption, including falling testosterone levels. Monitor your use carefully to see if you are an "absorber.". ...Read more
Is paragard and ella (ulipristal acetate) a good combination? Do they have any conflicting chemical properties?
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