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No reports: No — there should not be a problem. Antibiotics can weaken birth control effectiveness and while taking them, additional protection is recommended, but not your medication. If you worry — take them a few hours apart in case a nausea reaction causes you to vomit. Don't worry, you should be safe. ...Read more
I have low estradiol levels. Been experiences dymptoms for 4 years. Does reclipsen cause low estradiol? Haven't taken in 3 weeks.
I've heard bc pill Reclipsen must me taken the exact same time each day, I've also heard you have like an hour window to take it. Which is true?
Once per day: All birth control pills need to be taken one time per day. If you do that then they work. Trying to take them about the same time of day is good to help create the habit and to reduce the risk of breakthrough bleeding. If you are having trouble taking birth control pills consider one of the more effective and easier options such as an IUD or Nexplanon ...Read more
Bc pill Reclipsen extended cycle.2nd week of 2nd pill pack.take pill @9pm every night.last night I forgot, took it @7am this morning.less effective?
Ok: This is better than forgetting at all. Should work. Be safe and take them regularly. Best wishes. ...Read more
On reclipsen bc pills extended cycle.take it around 9 every night.1st pill on my 2nd pack of the extended cycle I took 4 hours late, less effective?
Likely still fine: As long as a woman takes her daily combination birth control pill (such as Reclipsen) within 2-3 hours of the usual time that she takes her pill each day, she will not notice any difference in the effectiveness of the pills. Pregnancy is possible while using birth control pills, but rarely happens, if pills are taken correctly this way. ...Read more
I have been taking reclipsen and today the pharmacist gave me emoquette. I was wondering if this is a big change and if I have to wait 7 days for it?
It is another brand name for the same drug. See
reclipsen generic name. You don't have to wait, if you are taking it on schedule. ...Read more
On bc pill Reclipsen. I read leaving pills in a hot car makes them less effective. I've been leaving them in my purse in my car all summer! Any truth?
It may make the RX less effective, but there are no studies done to confirm this.
The consensus is to try to have your medications at room temp unless directed to keep cooler.
Here is a quote from a pharmacist about temp and medications.
"Any medication, unless it specifies that it needs to be refrigerated, really needs to be kept at room temperature in a dry place away from heat, humidity and light. So the best place to keep medicines is in a medicine cabinet that's outside of the bathroom and not on top of a refrigerator where there's heat."
Q: What happens to medicine in the heat?
A: "You may lose some efficacy of that medication, but it's probably not going to be harmful. But nitroglycerin [used to treat chest pain in people with cardiovascular disease] is an important example ...Read more
On Reclipsen bc extended cycle, and I will be having a period next week. This week, I have had no appetite and can hardly eat at times. Is this normal?
Low appetite: Oral contraceptive consecutive cycling is also very dependent on taking the active pills punctually. Low dose oral BC if missed can occasionally result in ovulation, and no bleeding would occur if pregnancy resulted. Get a serum HCG test to be certain. See your healthcare provider if you to not see withdrawal bleeding when your "period" is due. ...Read more
Tend to be lighter: Any of the currently available birth control pills, like reclipsen, will tend to cause lighter and less cramping periods. ...Read more
I'm on bc pill Reclipsen and take it at 9 p.m. every night. How long before & after 9 could I take the pill to where it is still 99% effective?
As long aa:
You are taking it every day the effectiveness should not vary if you vary the time of day that you take the pill
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Taking reclipsen, took the wrong pill on the wrong week took thursday pill of the 3d week. Now I'm bleeding, since tuesday. Should I finish the pack?
Wrong BCP: It's not entirely clear to me what you did but yes, do continue to take all the active (non-placebo/blank) pills in your pill pack. Even if they are in the wrong order and no matter what the bleeding is doing. As long as you take all 21 active pills all days in a row, you won't lose pregnancy prevention. ...Read more
Can't find definite answer. On bc pill Reclipsen, all summer it's been left in my purse in the car. Does heat make it less effective or still okay to use?
No research on it: Many times in life, there are no definite answers. That's just the way it is. It's unlikely that scientists are leaving birth control pills in cars through summers to test their effectiveness later. So, a patient just has to decide on her own. Most likely, the pills will be fine. That means the chances of getting pregnant are the same, with the "car" pills as with "non-car" pills... very small. ...Read more
Will fluconazole make birthcontrol reclipsen not work? If so how long after the last pill will the birthcontrol start working 100%. Like normal?!
Possibly: The absorption or metabolism (breakdown) of oral hormonal contraceptives can be impacted (decreased effectiveness) by fluconazole. This would be the same as missing a dose (or pill) during the cycle. Therefore, use a backup form of birth control until you have finished the antifungal, and have started a new pack of oc. ...Read more
If I take my birth control (Reclipsen) and hour and a half later than usual one day, and 30 minutes late the next day, is it still just as effective?
The time variation you mentioned should not affect the effectiveness of the pill.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Reclipsen extended cycle, took 3 packs continuously.2nd week of 4th pack started bleeding.skipped a week of active pills to have period.less effective?
Birth control: Consider a virtual visit on Healthtap. I notice you have asked similar versions of this question a few times. This tells me you are quite concerned so spending time one on one might help you get some relief. Birth control is designed to be taken as directed. Deviations from this could affect its ability to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more
On bc Reclipsen extended cycle. No sex in a year, I had sex 3 days in a row-started bleeding for 2 days. Sex a few days later, then bled again for 2 days?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
What medicines make birth control reclipsen less effective or not work. And is there anything else that makes the pill not work?
Diarrhea, antibiotic: If you are on medications that interfere with liverfunction your oral birthcontrol may not work. An example is antibiotics. If you don't digest food (and pills) well due to an infection (diarrhea) of have a liver disorder, the same. Check your pill bottles and ask your doctor. Also, take your pill every day. (please pass this information on to your friends or family members, no worries for yourself. ...Read more
How well does reclipsen birth control work? And what are the ways that the pill will fail? Will the pill fail if you do everything perfectly?
Failure is rare:
Women that take their birth control pills religiously are not likely to get pregnant. All contraceptive methods have failure rates. The failures are very often associated with a making mistakes taking their medications or forgetting to take them.
I'm also assuming you are not 99 years old. ...Read more
Reclipsen extended cycle.1st week of 4th pack.started bleeding, can I skip 2nd week to have period, then start new pack like normal? Less effective?
Once per day: Reclipsen and other birth control brands are designed to be taken one pill per day as directed. Altering the regimen will affect the effectiveness of the pill. Sometimes Obgyns will direct patients to take birth control in alternative ways but always with guidance and counseling in an individualized way. If you skip pills then you can not rely on them for contraception ...Read more
Extended cycle of bc pill Reclipsen,3rd week of 2nd pack.had some brown discharge last night & this morning.been on pill 5 years.normal? Implantation?
I've heard birth control pill Reclipsen can be taken within 2-3 hours of the normal time daily and still be as effective. Is this true?
Yes: With a combination oral contraceptive like Reclipsen it doesn't matter that much what time you take the pill. It helps to have a routine and try to be consistent so that you don't forget to take the pill. If the time you take the pill varies from day today it will still be effective. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Will taking birth control pill Reclipsen 4 hours later than usual one day make it less effective? Do I need to use backup birth control?
Once per day: Taking it a few hours later will not change the effectiveness. It needs to be take once per day. ...Read more
I take birth control pill Reclipsen every night around 9. Because of work sometimes I can't take it until 10. Would this still make it as effective?
Still as effective: As long as a woman takes her daily combination birth control pill (such as Reclipsen) within 2-3 hours of the usual time that she takes her pill each day, she will not notice any difference in the effectiveness of the pills. Pregnancy is possible, but rarely happens, if pills are taken correctly this way. ...Read more