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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
Iv'e been using sronyx 28 pill pack but was given orsythia at my pharmacy is it the same as sronyx? The packaging isn't the same.
Same pill: These two are generic equivalents meaning they are the same medication. Both consists of 21 active pills containing 0.1 mg levonorgestrel and 0.02 mg ethanol estradiol. Its the same thing just made by a different company. Likely your insurance covered one and not the other and the pharmacy may have been helping you out. ...Read more
Started orsythia pill pack 2-3 hours late. Am I still protected? Been taking the pill packs at the same time everyday for 2 and a half years.
I've been on Sronyx for about 2.5 years now, and it's been fine. My pharmacy ran out and gave me Orsythia instead, and I've been terribly nauseous.
I just started the bc pill orsythia... Whats chance of becoming pregnant if only on it for two weeks?
I am on Orsythia and lately I have not been taking my pill on time. I take it 30 min to 1 hr late sometimes. Chances of getting pregnant?
I take orsythia pill at 10pm. I forgot last night & took it today at 7am. (9 hrs late). This is the 3rd pill in my cycle-should I use condom?
Birth control: If you have been taking this for more than 10 days you have achieved a steady state, and although not ideal, the probability is that you are safe enough. Condom use is important to prevent STDs, but if you really want to be certain you will not get pregnant it will not hurt to use one for that purpose alone for the next day. ...Read more
I was supposed to start my new pack of orsythia on sunday but instead started it on monday and had protected sex on wednesday. Could i be pregnant?
I am on orsythia birthcontrol..I only been on it since September.this month I really did not have a cycle browndischarge Is this normal for this pill?
First few months...: In the first few months of any hormonal birth control you can have irregular spotting at some point. However, if this is not blood, just brown discharge, and if especially is associated with pain or irritation this could be related to a vaginal or pelvic infection. I would suggest you see your gynecologist for exam and treatment if necessary. ...Read more
I take Orsythia birth control and took one pill at the end of week two ~10-12 hours late. Am I still protected?
Yes protected: Yes, you are protected.Get a more detailed answer ›
On the last week of my first pack of Orsythia. During first two weeks on pill I was spotting and now I am breaking out. How long will this last?
I've been on my period for 14 days tomorrow. What do you suggest I do. I'm on orsythia now. Should I change pills or wait to see if I get better?
See your MD: various causes need to be ruled out. Good Luck! ...Read more
I took the first pill of my orsythia pack ~18 hours late. And had unprotected sex on 3 days later (9th cycle day) . How at risk am i for pregnanc?
Minimal if...: The risk is minimal if you have not missed or taken late any pill since that first one was late. ...Read more
Since I started taking bc pills (orsythia) I noticed i am getting sick more often (viruses w/ high fevers) and i feel more moody - is this related?
Moody, yes: BC pills can make some folks moody, however, there is no association between oral contraceptives use and increased susceptibility to viral illnesses ...Read more
Yes it is possible: It is 98% effective if taken properly. If you have missed any doses the pill is less effective. Also certain medications including antibiotics lessen the effectiveness of the bcp. ...Read more
Just started my third pack of Orsythia. I want to have unprotected within the next three days. Am I safe from pregnancy?
Birth control pills: Yes, birth control pills if taken daily for as long as you've been taking them are quite effective. But since the pregnancy prevention isn't 100%, many women choose to continue to use condoms which also help reduce risk of sexually transmitted infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer