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Is orsythia the same as sronyx?

Is orsythia the same as sronyx?

Yes: Hello Michelle,

Orsythia and Sronyx are both combination Oral contraceptive pills. They both contain levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. 1 mg/20 mcg. This amount is the same in both pills ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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


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Does my body need time to adjust to avaine instead of orsythia or will I still be protected?

Does my body need time to adjust to avaine instead of orsythia or will I still be protected?

Both: While you may have some breakthrough bleeding as your body adjusts to any change in pills, you are still protected against pregnancy as long as you take them at the same time everyday. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Still protected!: Taking your pill 2-3 hours late will not put you at risk for pregnancy. You are still protected! Its best to take your pills around the same time every day but a few hours either way won't change the effectiveness. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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'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.

Takes time: The dosages should be the same and they are the same medications but you will take some time to get used to the new medicine. The nausea usually disappears in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I just started the bc pill orsythia... What's chance of becoming pregnant if only on it for two weeks?

I just started the bc pill orsythia... What's chance of becoming pregnant if only on it for two weeks?

Possible: U are supposed to use backup birth control for the first month, hopefully the person who put u on that one (i nver prescibe that one) told u that, if u are worried have your provider do a blood preg test. ...Read more

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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 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?

Once per day: As long as you are taking oral contraceptives once per day then the effectiveness should not change. If you find it hard to take a pill every day consider a nondaily option such as an IUD or Nexplanon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

No: Regular daily use of ocps has a <1% failure rate. You were one day late with your dose, and used protection. Next time try not to miss a dose. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Wait...: Give it time since in the first few weeks the hormonal contraceptives can cause side effects that eventually get better and your cycle normalizes. If after 1 or 2 more cycles symptoms are persistent talk to your GYN provider in order to consider another type of birth control. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it possible to get pregnant while on the pill orsythia?

Is it possible to get pregnant while on the pill orsythia?

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

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Just started my third pack of Orsythia. I want to have unprotected within the next three days. Am I safe from pregnancy?

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 more

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This is my first pack of Orsythia. I am on the last day of my inactive pill and my period hasn't started. Is this normal?

This is my first pack of Orsythia. I am on the last day of my inactive pill and my period hasn't started. Is this normal?

Irregular cycle: Your menstrual cycle can still be irregular for the first few months of taking birth control pills. Continue taking the pack as directed. Follow up with your GYN if it continues. ...Read more

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I'm taking orsythia 28 and want to miss a period by skipping the inactive pills and starting a new pack. Will this have any bad effects?

I'm taking orsythia 28 and want to miss a period by skipping the inactive pills and starting a new pack. Will this have any bad effects?

Not likely: This will usually work to avoid the bleeding, but not always. There shoud be no ill effects from doing it. ...Read more

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I'm on Orsythia. Can I make my period shorter by starting a new pack after I've taken some of the blue pills of my old one? Or finish blue pills?

I'm on Orsythia. Can I make my period shorter by starting a new pack after I've taken some of the blue pills of my old one? Or finish blue pills?

Yes!: You can shorten the last week of pills if you like. For example, you can take the first 3 weeks of pills, and then only take the first 4 pills of the fourth week. On day 5 of the fourth week, you start the first pill of a new pack. This will shorten your periods and can improve PMS, headaches, etc. You must always take all of the first 3 weeks. As long as you do this, you will be protected. ...Read more

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On last week of first Orsythia pack. Noticed a slight pain in my calf (same spot) about 3x now, usually after waking. No history of clots. Dangerous?

On last week of first Orsythia pack. Noticed a slight pain in my calf (same spot) about 3x now, usually after waking. No history of clots. Dangerous?

Get checked...: It is difficult to tell especially with no more detailed information (leg swelling, redness, time frame) if it is likely you are having a blood clot or not. If in any doubt and you have never experienced this type of symptoms before then see your doctor ASAP or go to the nearest urgent care center for evaluation and final answers. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor switch me from orsythia to avaine? Can I have unprotected sex since im starting a new brand?

Why did my doctor switch me from orsythia to avaine? Can I have unprotected sex since im starting a new brand?

Ask your doctor: Could also be that the pharmacy did the substitution. Yes, the new brand will protect with against pregnancy with effectiveness in the 98-98% range, hopefully STD is not a concern ...Read more

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I have been taking orsythia for 10 months. Recently I missed a period which is very unusual. I take my pills on time. Can I be pregnant?

I have been taking orsythia for 10 months. Recently I missed a period which is very unusual. I take my pills on time. Can I be pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more