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Ortho Novum 1 35 Medication
At least a month: You should never rely on birth control pills to work the first month on them. Use other forms of birth control during the first month. ...Read more
I am taking ortho novum 1 35 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone). I want to stop my cycle completely so have just been taking it continuously with no placebo pill break. Is this safe?
Yes: There are some pills available now that you can take for up to one year without a period. However, I suggest you take a breakonce very 3-6 months and have a period. ...Read more
Will metronidazole vaginal gel 0.75% make my birth control (ortho novum 1/35) not work? When can I have sex?
No it will not.: Metrogel vaginal gel will not interfere with contraceptive effectiveness, provided you take your oral contraceptive correctly and consistently. However, you can develop severe vomiting and abdominal cramps if you drink alcohol while using metronidazole - less likely vaginally than orally dosed, but alcohol should still be avoided. Take Care! ...Read more
What should I do if I haven't taking my ortho-novum 7/7/7 in four days because I lost them and I just got a new pack?
Restart: If you are sure you aren't pregnant, then simply restart a new pack. ...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
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
How effective is ortho-novum 7/7/7 in the first month of having unprotected sex / sex without condoms?
Depends on start:
you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. You will not need to use a backup method of birth control. You should also employ safe sex practices (use condoms). ...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
Bleeding 7weeks. Started ortho novum 6 days ago. Bleeding went from spotting to heavy. In crippling pain w/cramps since new meds. Should I call dr?
Yes: If you are having heavy bleeding with crippling pain you should certainly contact the physician who is managing your care and let them know what you are experiencing. They may want to evaluate you again in the office, consider doing lab tests and/or changing meds but they can't make those decisions if you don't let them know. Take care. ...Read more
Only indirectly: The modern low dose birth control pill has no measureable direct effect on your weight, as demonstrated by many studies. However, be aware that it can slightly enhance your appetite or can make you more susceptible to depression, either of which can lead to weight gain. You should always aim for the lowest dose pill that is effective. ...Read more
Currently taking ortho novuum 777. I accidentally took Sunday pill from 3rd week yesterday. Took sat. Pill from 2nd week 2day (on Sun.) will I be ok?
Check pregnancy test: If you have been sexually active, even on the pill, and you are not getting your period, then it is possible that you are pregnant. You must check a pregnancy test. If the test is negative, then talk with your doctor if you do not get your period in the next 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Yes: Most if it will be broken down, absorbed and metabolized before diarrhea will affect it as the liver is the processing plant for bcp's. ...Read more
Docs, wanted to know if I can get pregnant if I'm on birth control (ortho novum) and he cums in me?
I have an ortho appointment to look at my knee. Pain 7-9, no medication relief, burning and numbness. They have my x-rays, nothing has been broken what should I expect as a pt. On my first visit?
There are a number of reasons as to why you may be having knee pain. The orthopedic surgeon will need to have a detailed history followed by a physical examination, which will shed light as to possible causes of your pain. If they deem it necessary they may refer you to physical therapy or consider further imaging with an mri.
Hope that this was helpful. ...Read more
I started itching all over hands an feet are worse all day long for not reason only medication I take is Ortho trycylcing birth control! I don't understamd why I'm itching and there's no rash or spots. Can you please help?
Solve your problem!!: An orthodontist can offer you treatment option for straightening one tooth. Usually they will do a consultation for free. What are you waiting for? Call an orthodontist in your area to see what your options are. ...Read more
Peripheral: Effect on peripheral sympathetic nervous system. Refer to br j pharmacol. 1973 march; 47 (3): 437–451. ...Read more