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I don't take Safyral at the exact same time every day, but I do take it everyday within 2-3 hours of the same time. Does this lessen its effectiveness?
Once per day: As long as you take one pill everyday then the effectiveness is the same ...Read more
Does taking 5-10mg of melatonin a few days a week, lower the effectiveness of Safyral (taken everyday at the same time +/- 3 hours)?
Unlikely: Melatonin should not lower Safyral's effectivenessGet a more detailed answer ›
Are blood clots normal after stopping safyral? They started immediately after stopping safyral, and spotting in between periods with small blood clots
Does doxcycline have an effect on Safyral (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control?
Can safyral be used as emergency contraception? If miss two pills and have pull out sex and then make up pills, risk of pregnancy? Ovulate sooner?
Could I be pregnant? I quit taking the pill 6 months ago. I started taking safyral on dec. 19th, about 14 days after my period started (i know I went off schedule). I visited my fiance from dec. 25 to jan. 4 and we had intercourse everyday. I have had a w
It is possibly that the safyral (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) may not have prevented ovulation when taken so late in your cycle. Pregnancy remains a possibility though it diminishes with each passing negative pregnancy test.
Vaginal discharge can be caused by mechanical cervicitis (intercourse/lubricants/secretions), or possible infections such as yeast, bacterial vaginits, gonorrhea or chlamydia.
If it persists or worsens you should have a pelvic examination and testing. ...Read more
I am on the bc pill safyral, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) I was taking levaquin for 10 days. Last day on itwas on a wed and that fri I had sex. Should the pill still be effective?
Possibly not: You might consider other forms of bc for the rest of this month. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more