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Doctor insights on: Ovrette Single Phase Contraceptive

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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Regarding birth control: are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Regarding birth control:  are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

No and yes: Levonorgestrel and dextronorgestrel are equal components of norgestrol. Levonorgestrel is the active form the dextronorgestrel is inactive as far as the human body is concerned. So while you might think double the dose of norgestrol would be equal to a single dose of levonorgestrel, many products just list the amount of norgestrol in terms of the amount of the active (levonorgestrel) component. ...Read more

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Is norgestrel in my birth control pill bad for my hair?

Is norgestrel in my birth control pill bad for my hair?

Hypersensitivity: Some women are very sensitive to Progesterone of any type. They may experience hair thinning and acne. Sometimes depression. The anyway to tell is by taking the medication. Fortunately these are all reversible. ...Read more

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Considering birth control pills: are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Considering birth control pills:  are levonorgestrel and norgestrel equal mg for mg?

Levonrogestrel: No, they are not. Norgestrel contains both levo and dextro norgestrel so they are not equivalent. ...Read more

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Has anyone used ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for birth control and had side effects?

Has anyone used ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) for birth control and had side effects?

It can have those: Orval is a 50 mcg estrogen combination b c pill which is a very high estrogen dose. It is hardly used any more due to the it's high dose of estrogen which can cause bloating, weight gain, water retention and rarely more serious side effects. If you do not have a specific reason for being on that pill your gyn should switch you to a lower dose pill. ...Read more

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Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Is lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) birth control a good birth control pill?

Yes: Lo-ovral (norgestel/ethinyl estradiol) has a good track record and has been used successfully for many years by many women. Like any ocp, cardiovascular side effects are increased with any smoking so use a different form of birth control for any amount of cigarette/tobacco/smoking use. ...Read more

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Which contraceptives are best to use or does it vary from person to person?

It really varies: Depends on your situation and your exam and any other issues u may have as most contraceptives also have non contraceptive benefits, my #1 pill i put my pts on is loloestrin as it is the lowest dose combination oral contraceptive, it only has 10 mcg of estrogen so less chance for wt gain, bloating , etc. ...Read more

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What is your order of preference in choice of contraceptives? Pill then barrier?

What is your order of preference in choice of contraceptives? Pill then barrier?

Varies: The choice of what contraceptive option is the "best" varies from person to person. A lot of diferent factors will play into that decision....Stage of life, medical history, ease of use, failure rate etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Burkman
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Norgestrel (Definition)

Norgestrel is a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, and is used in different birth control methods, including birth control pills, the ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Ovrette (Definition)

Ovrette is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more