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Ortho Birth Control Patch
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
Hormones: 1.Certain times of cycle hormones are at a higher level and can promote bleeding gums (severe or very mild). Birth control mimics this effect. The metallic taste could be from the break down of blood...Metallic taste may be the iron in the blood. 2.May also be a combo of this patch with your system...Patches deliver hormones directly and are more efficacious than oral pill, check with your doc. ...Read more
I have been on ortho evra birth control patch 5 months now. My boyfriend and I recently had unprotected sex and he came inside me. Can I get pregnant?
Not likely: Bith control medications are good but not 100% with perfect use the failure tate is estimated at 0.3%. With typical use the failure rate exceeds 9% I suggest you normally use condoms as well. If your period comes on time you are home free. ...Read more
On ortho evra birth control patch and I had my son 8 weeks ago. I started having very thick clear discharge (no odor or itch) on the week for my period?
Discharge: Your discharge is probably normal and can be increased due the use of birth control pills. ...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
Please call the doc: Who put u on the patch and ask your doc whether it is before or after office hours, just like my pts call me, if u were my pt I would tell you to stop, but if were my pt and u are really 42 yrs old I would never have u on that method as that method has way too much hormone it it esp for someone in their 40s, increased chance of blood clot, u should be on lowest dose your body will tolerate. ...Read more
I take nitrofur antibiotic once after having Sex im on the ortho patch birth control. How will thid sfgect?
No problem: If you are taking this after intercourse, there will be no effect on the efficacy of your Ortho Evra patch. ...Read more
It's fine: This pill has been around for quite a while. I'm sure that it certainly safe and effective. There are pills that were introduced since then that are lower doses and have similar effectiveness and may be better tolerated. But if happy you don't need to change. ...Read more
This is same like with any other birth control pill
some are very happy and have no complaints and others have symptoms from minor like headache to insomnia.Anxiety, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, dizzy spells.
So if you have side effects discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Generic BCP's: It is perfectly safe to switch from the brand to generic bcp's. The hormonal components are exactly the same, and the side effects will be the same. ...Read more
This is not true: The modern low dose birth control pill (ortho novum is one brand amont many) has no measureable direct effect on weight, as demonstrated by many studies. Indirect effects like a slightly enhanced appetite and depression could be an issue, but there are a great number of options and alternatives to choose from. There is no one best choice. ...Read more
Please ask your gyn: I have not prescibed that pill for years and if you are taking it and are 47yrs old that is way too much hormone for u to be on, at 47 you may not even be ovulating, so may not even need birth control and if u are taking it for other reasons u should be on the lowest dose pill which is loloestrin, only 10 mcg estrogen or u should get an in office essure tubal easy takes 5 min, no cutting. ...Read more
Not really: Most birth control pills are the same. They are a combination of hormones, Estrogens and progestins, that prevent pregnancy by inhibiting (stopping) ovulation. They offer non contraceptive benefits including: regulation of menstrual cycle, decreasing menstrualth bleeding, helping with acne and decreasing male patterned hair growth. One benefit of ortho cept may be low cost. ...Read more
?: Many of us would like to help, but you have not asked a question. Please try again: what do you want to know? ...Read more
Can: Topomax (topiramate) may decrease the serum concentration of contraceptives (estrogens) and contraceptive failure is possible, particularly at higher topiramate doses (i.e., 200mg/day or greater). At 100 mg of topmax, recommend at least 50 mcg of ethinyl estradiol. A non-hormonal form of contraception should be considered if a greater certainty of pregnancy prevention is desired. ...Read more
My girlfriend is taking birth control pills the ortho trcyclen lo and missed a pill what do we do?
Missing a pill: If you forget or miss a pill, don't panic. Simply take an extra pill (the one that you missed) in addition to your regularly scheduled pill (double the dose the next day). You can also use a backup method for a week to be on the safe side. ...Read more
Just started tri-cycline birth control (off brand of ortho-tri cycline) and want to know if it will cause weight gain?
Weight gain issue:
it's commonly thought contraception, particularly oral choices, cause weight gain however objective studies looking at this issue have found weight gain occurs with or without a contraceptive. As we all age our metabolism slows and without diet changes and maintaining an active lifestyle we all gain weight.
Doc ripley. ...Read more