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Ortho Evra Withdrawal
Progestin related : Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding or spotting; dizziness; headache; nausea. The unpredictable irregular bleeding is the most bothersome to most people. ...Read more
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
Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) or ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for hormonal acne?
Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?
?: 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
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
Brown discharge is : Usually old, deoxygenated blood. Spotting in not uncommon on oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo, macrobid, missed period, negative pregnancy test, continue birth control,?
Help! really worried? I missed one ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo pill?
How long should I use a back up method of bc (condoms) after taking amoxicillin while on the Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo bcp?
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
On ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo during a withdrawal bleed, does your body have the chance to ovulate?
Not during bleeding: We know that triphasic pills provide good contraception but this is despite the fact that they don't necessarily prevent ovulation. Monophasic pills do a better job of suppressing ovulation and pills with less than 7 placebos in the package ( 24 active pills) do an even better job if suppression of ovulation is important to you. Hope this helps. ...Read more
See below: Please address this with your prescribing provider. Good Luck! ...Read more
Is there a difference between Ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) and sprintec? My new doctor switch me from sprintec to ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate).
Yes: Oral contraceptive pills have 2 hormones - a progesterone and an estrogen component. Sprintec is a monophasic pill ie the progesterone and estrogen components are fixed and does not vary with the last 7 pills hormone free (inert). Ortho tricyclen, the progesterone component increases weekly up to week 3, and the last 7 pills inert. I find that there is more break through bleeding with tricyclen. ...Read more