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Take Multiple Birth Control Pills At Once
Emergency contracept: This is one of the options for emergency contraception, taking high-dose estrogen/progesterone to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. If taken properly (# of pills depends on the brand of birth control pill), it can reduce chance of pregnancy by~75-80%. A common side effect is nausea +/- vomiting. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Depends: The failure rate for the "pill"is often cited as 5%/yr & many variables are included in that number. It works by placing a steady amount of hormone in your body that tricks it into thinking you are pregnant, so eggs are saved rather than released. If there is delay or you skip, your circulating level may fall enough to allow release. A few hours either way is unlikely to matter, consistency works best ...Read more
Is it okay to take Pau d'Arco and birth control pills at the same time? (Specifically Microgynon 30)
I accidently took 3 or my birth control pills at once instead of two so I didn't take one on that Sunday. I'm late for my period Now. Help?
Might be pg: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skipping or missing an active hormone pill (not the dummy pills) could allow the hormone level to drop enough to allow ovulation. It probably doesn't happen often, but could. Do some home tests, realizing they can be falsely negative early in pregnancy. ...Read more
Usually nothing: Sometimesyou may be nauseous but it usually passes in a day or so. ...Read more
Not a good idea: If you missed two birth control pills in a row, you are no longer protected from unintended pregnancy. You might consider using a back up method (such as condoms) until after your next menstrual period. If you have trouble remembering to take your pill every day, a doctor can help you choose a birth control method that is a better fit for you. ...Read more
That depends: If it is allowed by the school/situation birth control pills can be taken anywhere but they do work best if taken at about the same time each day. ...Read more
No.: Body works well with managing water intake. Water intake does not interfere in any way with birth control pills. ...Read more
If I can't take my birth control pills at the usual time I set. Is it better to take them earlier or later?
Doesn't matter: Taking them daily is all that matters. ...Read more
If I take garcinia cambogia (hydroxycitric acid), it is bad to take birth control pills at the same time?
No: It's fine but unlikely to do anything useful either. ...Read more
I forgot to take my birth control pills at 6:30 yesterday it's been 24 hours. Can I take a Plan B since I had unprotected sex in between the time? .
One time change of 1: Hour should not make that much difference. Take them at the time now on daylight savings time that you plan to take them until the time changes again. In other words if you too them at 7 on regular time, take them at 7 on daylight savings time. ...Read more
I always take my birth control pills at 9pm. What is the safe hour range before I have to use secondary contraception for a week? +- 1.5 hours?
Several hours are ok: But if you forget to take it in the evening and realize that in the morning, take your pill then, but continue secondary contraception for the rest of the cycle. Other factors that affect absorption are food and other meds. If you are not in a committed relationship, then condom protection is ideal for prevention of infection as well. ...Read more
If you take 3 birth control pills at once the morning after having unprotected sex that it equals one Plan B pill? Does it have the same effect?
Yes: There should be no problem doing this. As you know, folic acid is recommended especially for women contemplating pregnancy in order to prevent neural tube defects, but it sounds like this is not in your immediate plans as you are also taking birth control pills. The effectiveness of the pill for contraception should not be effected by taking these supplements. ...Read more
Am I at high risk for pregnancy if I don't take my birth control pills at a certain time each day?
NO: As long as you take it daily but it is better after a heavy meal to avoid stomach irritation and not after breakfast, the bcp might make you fat. ...Read more
I always take my birth control pills at 9 something of the night, I had sex with my boyfriend with no condom he didn't cum in. Is there a prego chance?
Low: If you are taking your BCP daily ...Read more
I'm on my week of inactive birth control pills. If I take a fluconazole 150mg tablet, will it make my birth control less effective?
Birth control pills: There is no evidence to suggest that it would. If anything, other azole antifungals (like ketoconazole) inhibit the pathway in the liver that metabolizes your birth control pill, i.e. Make more of the pill available not less. The only antibiotic that was shown to reduce efficacy of birth control was rifampin, which speeds up the metabolic pathway in the liver. ...Read more
I'm on birth control pills and I started a new pack on Sunday the 16th and only took Sunday and Monday's, I accidentally forgot to take the rest of the week what should I do,?
Yes: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you advise if I'm still feeling very nauseous a month and a half into my birth control pills. How long does it take to go away?
I accidentally took two of my birth control pills today. Should I skip tomorrow or go ahead and take it. I'm not taking the pills for birth control.
How many necon 1/35 birth control pills can I take as emergency contraception? I'm 22 years old and female
See specifics below: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www. Not-2-late. Com. If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more
Can I take a peppermint oil capsule if I'm on birth control pills? Will it decrease the effectiveness? I took it 2.5 hours later
After I worked out, I went go take a shower and I found blood in my underwear. I don't take birth control pills, and my LMP was Sept.2, 2014. I'm 19?
Spotting cervix.: Infection of the cervix, trauma to the cervix and hormonal abnormalities can cause this at your age. ...Read more
I'm 20 yr old virgin want to kno about birth control pills available in india dat r safe & how to take them. My gynaec is a family member so cant ask4?
Birth control: Have you thought about just finding another ObGyn? What about a clinic? Like a place here, called Planned Parenthood. ...Read more
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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