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Ortho Novum Dosage
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
Orthonovum777: 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: Combination pills 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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