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Doctor insights on: Ovrette Single Phase Contraceptive

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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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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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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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Why it is important for people to use artificial contraceptives?

Why it is important for people to use artificial contraceptives?

Several reasons: One: if you are sexually active and do not want to get pregnant at this time in your life. Two, if your menses are very irregular and you want to "regularize" your menses. There are some medical conditions which are hormonally dependent and your own ovaries are not producing appropriate levels of hormones. ...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?

Numbers vs ease vs..: The IUD has the best success rate (<1% failure rate) over many years & ease of use after the initial discomfort. The pill depot/inserts the next followed by the pill and condoms last (up to 20% failure rate/yr). Your choice must include your health history, preference and family planning. ...Read more

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Where can I buy contraceptive sponges now?

Where can I buy contraceptive sponges now?

Pharmacies and other: "the sponge" is sold and is available over-the-counter at major retailers, family planning clinics, and online. Cost is $9-16. ...Read more

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Can I use contraceptives with antimalaria drugs?

Can I use contraceptives with antimalaria drugs?

Yes but: Contraceptives can be safely taken with antimalarial drugs, however it is advisable to use other forms of birth control as a precaution. There have been rare incidents of contraceptive failure during simultaneous use of anti-infectives (mostly anti-biotics) and oral contraceptives. So be safe. Use other forms of birth control. ...Read more

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In a new pack of contraceptives, what pill should I take?

In a new pack of contraceptives, what pill should I take?

1st pill to take: On most birth control pill packs there is a number or words start next to the first pill followed by arrows pointing to the direction pills should be taken. ...Read more

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Which is more important in defining the contraceptive efficacy for contraceptive IUDs? The "Cumulative Kaplan Meier Rate" or the "Pearl Index?"

Which is more important in defining the contraceptive efficacy for contraceptive IUDs?  The "Cumulative Kaplan Meier Rate" or the "Pearl Index?"

Depends...: In many studies of IUDs there isn't much difference between the two indexes. The CKMR takes into account when the pregnancy happened. In a 5 year study, pregnancies might happen in year 1,2,3,4 & 5. The CKMR will calculate a lower risk for later pregnancies than for earlier pregnancies. The Pearl index would just compute the risk based on total pregnancies over the 5 year period of study. ...Read more

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Who should use the contraceptive sponge?

Someone: Who can't use or does not want to use pills, or hormone contraception, most of my pts do not like the sponge, but it works well for some people who don't mind putting it in before intercourse and then removing it at the appropriate time after. ...Read more

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Where can I buy trinovum contraceptive pills?

Where can I buy trinovum contraceptive pills?

Trinovum: Looks like this can be purchased in Great Britain. (maybe other places). ...Read more

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Can I use Sprintec as emergency contraceptives?

Can I use Sprintec as emergency contraceptives?

No, go get Plan B: Sprintec cannot be used for emergency contraception. Plan B One Step and generic versions are available over the counter. Your health care provider may be able to give you a prescription for Ella (ulipristal acetate). Some other regular birth controls can be used for emergency contraption, but not Sprintec. And using higher doses of regular birth control pills is less effective than Plan B or Ella (ulipristal acetate). ...Read more

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When should you remove the contraceptive sponge?

6 hours: The contraceptive sponge must be left in place for at least 6 hours after your last sex act. It can be left in the vagina for up to 24 hours even with multiple acts of intercourse. It’s approximately 85% effective, similar to condoms or a diaphragm at protecting against an unplanned pregnancy. Contrast that with birth control pills which are about 95% and the IUD 99% effective. ...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. Andrew Berry
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Ovrette (Definition)

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