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Should i take yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pill for excessive hair growth?
Yes: Quite a few patients do. Standard estrogen dosage for oral contraceptive pills (ocp aka birth control pills) is about 35 micrograms (mcg). Low-dose pills can have as low as 20 mcg. Less estrogen means less side effects (breast tenderness, nausea, etc) but you may have a higher risk of having spotting or bleeding when you shouldn't. It's a balance that physicians are looking for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The otc cold remedies taken as directed are safe with antibiotics. ...Read more
Does antibiotics Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS Tab (G) for a bladder infection or Doryx for ance cancel out the birth control Larin Fe 1/20?
Possibly: Antibiotics decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy. Use with caution ... Hope that helps! ...Read more
Birth control question I am a 27 yo female currently taking ortho-cept tabs (0.15 mg desogestrel and 0.03 mg ethinyl estradiol).
My question - arent birth control pills supposed to improve and hopefully rid a person of PMS symptoms and improve the skin?
Ideally, : Ideally, birth control pills do help to improve the symptoms of pms (pre-menstrual syndrome) and can help with hormone associated acne. If you are on a pill that is not helping with these problems, talk to your doctor about a switch to another type. Sometimes it can take a little "trial and error" to find the pill that works best for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?
I'm a plus size 35 yr female 6wks 4 days pregnant. Is it true plus size women need more folic acid intake?I am currently taking 800mg of folic acid
Yes and no: We do not know how much anybody needs. 800 micrograms (not mg) is a fat dose for anybody and should be more than enough. ...Read more
Yes-- but: It is still functional-- but if it is that old, it sounds like you are no longer under a doctor's care. It is never a good idea to take medicine unless your doctor knows about it. You might have been placed on new medicines that interact with it, or, at the very least, you need to have someone to call if you have side effects. ...Read more
Not much.: Most commonly feel dry, irrtating and itchy and see peeling, but not everybody. I would not categorize them as side effects. They are natural consequences of using the medicines. ...Read more
Talk to doc : I don't have enough information of your health to tell you what is causing the irregular bleeding. See your doc. Could be thyroid, prolactin, other meds, drugs, hormone imbalance, polyps, fibroids; a lot of stuff. Need exam and ultrasound, maybe blood work. Def recheck thyroid and do a preg test. ...Read more
Female 35 fasting: TSH 1.88 and T4 free 1.2 Nonfasting results 6 months ago: TSH 1.16 and T4 free 1.4 Did fasting raise my TSH? Do I have an issue?
Thyroid is normal: Both levels are normal. the difference in the numbers is not significant. Fasting will not effect your TSH level. You do not have any issue with your thyroid. ...Read more
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
I’ve been diagnosed 1 ½ years ago with autoimmune thyroid, in Romania. I'm taking Euthyrox 0.025 mg ever since. Now I’m looking for a prescription to continue the treatment. ?
Took 3 days antibiotics (Pen Rafa) and had unprotected sex while taking Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) first week of pills , what are the chances of pregnancy ?
I just switched birth control pills from triphasil to yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) will I notice any difference?
Maybe: Response is variable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ovulation: If your doctor ordered a Progesterone test on day 22 then likely they were looking for signs of ovulation. A number above 10 in the middle of the 2nd half of the cycle usually means ovulation. Check with your doctor why the test was done and confirm what conclusions can be made from the test ...Read more
Hi, i'm a 35 yr old healthy female who is currently on orthotricyclen. Can i take mac root along with the pill?
Its been 3 days that i dtopoed smoking uding vapor pen what are withdrawal symptoms bern smoking for 35 yrs i sm 56 yo?
What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.
Your medications: The Modafinil is a stimulant which can cause abnormal hearth rhythms. Your levothroid, if not properly dosed could do it as well, ask your doctor for a blood test to make sure that dose is not too high for you. Being 58 years old, you could have heart problems unrelated to the medications. You should see a doctor to get this evaluated. ...Read more
Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?
Possibly: If u under medical supervisdion -,such combo require petiodic check up snd possibly adjustment if dose. If u ise it for while most likely not setotoninevsymptoms...?but sertsin food can trigger it ( aged cheese., alcohol..)Other is : combo Prozac (fluoxetine) + Zolft can causev(SIADH) low Sodium.. And Petcocet + Prozac (fluoxetine) may affect livet metabolism of drugs and cause additivevaffect ( slow liver clearence) . ...Read more
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