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I usually take orsythia bcp every night at 8pm but i absent-mindedly took it at noon today. I am halfway through the second week. What should I do?
Too short. See below: The safest course is to take your next dose at the regular time ; use condoms ; vaginal spermicide until you start the next pack. If you have take taken 11 or 12 pills, you are probably safer than if you missed an earlier pill. If you took a pill at 8pm, another at noon, ; another at 8pm after the noon pill, you should be protected. You will then start green pills 1 day earlier than usual. ...Read more
Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more
Complex: See: http://www.drugwatch.com/yaz/ "More than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits against Bayer and its affiliates for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects. Bayer reportedly has settled 8,250 cases for $1.7 billion, with more cases pending in federal and state courts nationwide." Bayer has faced a number of warnings from the FDA about this product but I can't find any information that suggests that there have been ...Read more
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Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more
I take orsythia birth control. Will taking nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100mg affect the way the birth control works?
Can I skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?
On trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) birth control, brown vaginal discharge, unprotected sex?
Depends: It depends on two main factors. One is the type of pill and the other is the stage of your menstrual cycle. Fir combination pills, if you start it with the first 5 days of the start of your menstrual cycle, you should be safe, and would need a secondary protection like condom or a diaphragm if started the pill later. Fir progesterone only pill, you need 48 hrs for those to be effective. Be safe:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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