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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
Can Magnesium stearate as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
Does L-Carnitine taken as a fat burning supplement in a capsule/tablet form (500mg-1g a day) have an interaction with bcp Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
Forgot carnitine!: Carnitine is a waste of money. The only successful way lose weight is to know the calories of the foods you eat currently and then decrease the amount you take it. If you eat less calories than you need each day, you lose weight, eat more, you gain weight. It's that simple. Counting calories is free and works to teach you how to control your weight for life.! NO high protein-low carb diets! ...Read more
Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?
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
Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?
Could long-term daily use of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & lamictal (for depression & anxiety) cause a decrease in sexual desire or vaginal dryness or pain? (in females)
Possibly: These drugs may impact sexual function. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) may prolong or prevent orgasm and cause mucous membrane dryness. Lamictal may decrease libido. You and your doctor need to weight these side effects with the benefits you derive from using them. There may be alternative medications you can use, or treatments to counteract these effects if you decide to continue to use them. ...Read more
It can be: It has been helpful for pain as have other medications in the same class. ...Read more
What else has change: Loss of sex drive (libido) can be due to psychological causes, physiological causes or both. What's changed in your life? New job? New city? New home? New debt? Money problems? New partner? Loss of partner? Fighting w/partner? Friends & family don't approve of partner? Depression? Excess alcohol, tobacco or other drugs? Weight change? Recent illness? New medication or supplement? Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Apparently not.: Side effects include vaginal bleeding, fluid retention, vision changes, spotty darkening of skin, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and depression, among others. Fluid retention is important to tell your doctor because it can be hypertension. The most important fact to note is if you smoke and use this, you can have serious cardiovascular side effects. So do not smoke and use this. ...Read more
Re: CFS+hypersomnia — I'm on modafinil & tricyclics. Am less hungry & sleep well, but still exhausted & not alert. Any other drugs effective for this?
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 take Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. Ive been taking zepac & 6-8 Motrin a day 4 a week now 4 an ear infection 2. Shud I b worried abt te effect of Motrin & Lexapro (escitalopram)?
Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression, Overweight, Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) and Gabapentin. Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Motrin may increase the risk of bleeding. Using Gabapentin with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase dizziness, confusion,. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis for which Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed •Headache due to Lexapro (escitalopram) •Need to take 6-8 Motrin a day, and for how long ? •Therapy for stresses and overweight • Yoga ...Read more
What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).
W 30 yo. low HDL (0.85 vs 1.3 max ), high triglycerides (1,74), neutrophile (8 vs 7,5 max), normal LDL 2.15, hba1c 5.2 and fgp 4,6, TSH 2.23.no medica?
Lab data: It is very difficult, if not impossible to interpret lab data in the absence of clinical information or relevance. My advice is to discuss this with the doctor who ordered these tests and not try to self-diagnose over the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more
I tapered off an ssri and starting takkng a tca ( amitriptyline ) how long would the anitrepressant effect take to kick in?
A few weeks: Response may vary among individuals, but usually, people will notice a change within 3 weeks ...Read more
Lost one blue pill from sprintec 28 of my first week from my second month supply what do I do now?
Continue: with the pill pack as you can. Use added protection next couple of weeks. ...Read more
Taking sprintec 28 for a little over 2 months now, I have missed a few pill and have not always taken them at the same time. Had unprotected sex the last day of the blue active pills, missed it for that morning but took it atleast an hour before sex. Un
Not protected: sounds like you need an app or reminder daily to take your pill. My rule of thumb is brush your teeth, take your pill. Right now you're not protected against pregnancy the way you are using your pill. A condom for this reason and for STD prevention (#1 cause of teen relationship failure is cheating) is warranted here unless you want to end up pregnant. ...Read more
Im on sprintec 28 birth control, but i also think i may be catching cold. Will zicam decrease the effectiveness of my sprintec?
Nobody truly knows: Nobody truly knows whether or not there are good or bad effects of Zicam on birth control pills, because Zicam is not an FDA approved medication. It's an over-the-counter item sold with claims of decreasing cold symptoms. Haven't heard of reports of problem interactions between the two items, but there probably aren't any studies on the issue. ...Read more
My wife has been on sprintec 28 BC for 1 1/2 years she took a shot of penicillin, will that affect the birth control effectiveness?
Taking sprintec 28, have my period for the full 7 days of inactive pills plus 3-4 into active. Never lasted this long b4, should worried? On 4th mo.
I was prescribed amoxicillin while also taking Sprintec 28 day BC. Have shown no adverse reactions to antibiotic, does this mean BC still effective?
I've been on sprintec 28 day for 4 years and always been regular. Period is 2 days late and I have yellow discharge. Haven't had sex in 6 weeks. Cyst?
Come & gone?.: The yellow discharge may be all the period that you get with your oral contraceptive pill as the endometrium may be minimal this month. As long as there is no chance of pregnancy with regular ingestion of the pill and no sexual encounters, this becomes a non problem as most ovarian cysts are suppressed by the pill ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started sprintec 28 day birth control pills the first sunday after my period. It's been two weeks now, when will it be effective?
Now.: You started the bcp's exactly the way you were supposed to, so they are effective now. ...Read more
Hello, i am on sprintec 28 for birth control pills, can I skip the sugar pills and go straight to a new pack? Why or why not? Thanks.
Yes : Yes you can. Lots do that to avoid having periods. ...Read more
I have 3 small fibroids and a few small fluid filled ovarian cysts Would switching from Sprintec 28 to Lo Loestrin FE affect the size of the fibroids?
Maybe, maybe not: All oral contraceptive pills contain small amounts of estrogen which can be absorbed by the uterine fibroids and sometimes enhance their enlargement. Some women with fibroids are unaffected by the use of oral contraceptive estrogen and the fibroids show no growth over time. ...Read more
I'm on my second week of 28-day Sprintec, but I managed to start this week backwards and have taken 3 pills this way. Should I worry? What do I do?
No, you are fine: As long as the pills are the same color, the order does not matter. You take the first pill for 21 days and the second for 7. THOSE pills you do not want to mix up. ...Read more
I am currently on a 28 day Sprintec prescription only taking the active pills. How do I transition to an 84 day levonorgestrel ethinyl estradiol pack?
Complete the pack: Complete the entire pack of Sprintec(including "inactive pills") prior to initiating the new pack of pills. ...Read more
I always take my pill at 9pm. Does it make a difference that I took it at 8:49pm? Ten minutes early. Sprintec
No it will be ok: No it will not make any difference.It really does not have to be exact time by clock 8.49 AND 9 PM are almost same time ...Read more
How effective is sprintec? Is taken at the sametime everyday. Once in while I take it like 10 min late. Been on it for a year and months.
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