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Sprintec (Definition)

Ethinyl Estradiol and norgestimate a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ...Read more


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Does Zoloft (sertraline) permanently lower sex drive?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) permanently lower sex drive?

No: If you have decreased libido due to zoloft (sertraline) it is likely that stopping the medication will allow a return to your normal state. There may be some medication that will help increase your sex drive. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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What could cause frequent pvcs (benign) daily? Bupropion XL 150mg 3x daily, Prozac (fluoxetine) 20mg, or the combo? Also take 200mg modafinil, levothroid 88mcg.

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

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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good  medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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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)

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

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I'm 28 years old, female, sexually active, and I suddenly have no sex drive?

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I'm 28 years old, female, sexually active, and I suddenly have no sex drive?

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

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Question about side effects of ortho tri-cyclen; any permanent cancer risks?

Question about side effects of ortho tri-cyclen; any permanent cancer risks?

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

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What's the typical titration schedule when discontinuing lexapro (escitalopram)?

Usually I reduce : By 1/4 every four days and if negative effect occur , i go back to the previous dose. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

All effects: Any medication can have side effects- if you need a simple diuretic ask your pcp to prescribe low dose chlorthalidone- if you cannot tolerate it, you are probably sensitive to the entire class of diuretics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I tapered off an ssri and starting takkng a tca ( amitriptyline ) how long would the anitrepressant effect take to kick in?

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

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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

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

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What does "discard placebo tabs" mean on my bc prescription? taking sprintec 28

What does "discard placebo tabs" mean on my bc prescription? taking sprintec 28

Sugar pills: Placebo pills are sugar pills used as placeholders. They help you stay on track by taking a pill every day until the next month starts. If you can keep track of your days then you can discard them. ...Read more

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Im on sprintec 28 birth control, but i also think i may be catching cold. Will zicam decrease the effectiveness of my sprintec?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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I always take my pill at 9pm. Does it make a difference that I took it at 8:49pm? Ten minutes early. Sprintec

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

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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.

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.

1% per year: In clinical trials with Sprintec, the pregnancy rate was approximately 1 pregnancy per 100 women per year. You seem to be taking it correctly; however, the rate may be as high as 5% per year in women who don't take it correctly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Haven’t been taking my sprintec on time everyday I am suppose to be on it for a month would I be protected next month when I take it again?

Use condoms: if unsure and also to protect against infections. Try to take the pill at a regular time each day and don't skip any. You should be protected for contraception any month you take all of your pills. ...Read more

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How effectively does tri-sprintec work?

How effectively does tri-sprintec work?

As well as its taken: Like any other oral contraceptive, it needs to be taken every day about the same time each day, and then it will work well to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does tri-sprintec actually become effective?

One month: It takes the first cycle (Or pack of pills) for any birth control pill to become fully effective. Use condoms for the first pill pack. ...Read more