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Orsythia Vs Lutera
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.
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
I just started the bc pill orsythia... What's chance of becoming pregnant if only on it for two weeks?
I am on my second week of Orsythia. Had diarrhea 1 hour 30 min after taking pill, will it affect pill absorption? If so what do I do?
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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
I started taking Orsythia on the 1st day of my period 10 days ago. I have been bleeding since the first day of my period until now. It this normal?
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
Why did my doctor switch me from orsythia to avaine? Can I have unprotected sex since im starting a new brand?
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
I'm on the birth control orsythia and I gained 8 pounds?! what can I do to lose this weight?! how can I lose this weight?! I'm on a healthy diet?!
Have been on Orsythia for 4 months. Was on antibiotics but just finished them 2 days ago. About to start a new pack of Orsythia. Safe from pregnancy?
My? Should have said can I get pregnant/ovulate only 2 weeks off of the orsythia bc pill? I feel like I'm ovulating. Had sex 2 days before ovulating
Ovulation?: If you are ovulating then yes you can get pregnant. You should be protecting yourself now if you feel you could be ovulating. ...Read more
On orsythia and skipped my period and went straight into the next pack. Do I need to go through all 3 weeks of the second pack before my next week off?
Last month period was early by a week. I'm on the Orsythia. When I was supposed to start blue pills, I took my normal pink ones & started a new pack early. Now I'm at the end of that pack and still haven't gotten my period. Preg tests shows negative.
Many possibilities: You need to see your ObGyn for a consult; ...Read more
See below: You really should take advantage of the fact that you're now tobacco free and not start smoking again. If you must, wait at least 1 cycle. ...Read more
On Orsythia. Can I drink Senna (laxative) tea during my inactive pills and still be protected when I start a new pack?
Menstrual this month has been 5 days of bright red blood, still menstruating. On orsythia would could be wrong. Preg or Cancer?
Switched from orsythia to loloestrin fe 4 months ago. Since switch just spot no period. Yday got full period week early. Bad cramps and all. Why?
May be normal: Even a small amount of spotting during the inactive pills is considered appropriate, so what you are experiencing is OK and demonstrates one of the benefits of the OCP - that is lighter periods. ...Read more
Been on orsythia (generic for avaine) since november 2014 just got switched to Avaine birth control this month. Can I still have unprotected sex?
Yes you can: Yes you can as long as you are taking the pills. Both are same compound and will cause no problem. ...Read more