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Ortho Birth Control Patch
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
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more
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Sometimes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a very low dose contraceptive and has been known to decrease libido. Unlike alcohol abuse which "increases the desire but impairs the performance" the pill can sometimes "make one forget why they were taking it in the first place" ask your md to consider a change in the pill. ...Read more
Switch: If side effects from the ortho evra patch are such that the question is what to do, it is probably best to either switch to a different hormonal method like birth control pills, or to the depot provera shot, an implant, or an intrauterine device. They all have their own benefits and downside. A woman is left with trying out what suits her best. ...Read more
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
Birth control safety: Birth control pills have different side effects, the best one for you is the one you like the best. All birth control pills are effective, but their reliability depends on taking them every day. Also, if there are other medical conditions present, the medications for those conditions can decrease the efficacy of the pill, ex anti seizure medications or antibiotics. ...Read more
Depends on your need: This is an individual issue. Can discuss with your provider. This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more
Are the birth control pills ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and desogen the same?
No : Differnet pills, I do not like either of those at your age you should be using the lowest dose pill which is loloestrin 10 mcg estrogen safer for anyone in their 40s and if u do not want kids I do in office tubals in my office takes 5 minutes, easy miss 1/2 day work , no incisions. ...Read more
Same as other pills: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...Read more
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