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Today Contraceptive Sponge Medication
Good option!: The sponge is a good option for a non-hormonal/barrier form of contraception. It is about 90% effective...If used correctly! easy to use. Single use only (~$3.00 each). Comfortable for you & your partner. Comes with the spermicide embedded in the sponge so less "messy". Can be placed up to 24 hours prior & must be left in place for at least 6 hours after last vaginal intercourse. Diaphragm? ...Read more
6 hours: The contraceptive sponge must be left in place for at least 6 hours after your last sex act. It can be left in the vagina for up to 24 hours even with multiple acts of intercourse. It’s approximately 85% effective, similar to condoms or a diaphragm at protecting against an unplanned pregnancy. Contrast that with birth control pills which are about 95% and the IUD 99% effective. ...Read more
Most women: My pts, don't like it, and don't forget to take it out at the appropriate time or it coulkd cause an infection, but for some women it works fine. ...Read more
High failure rate: The failure rate within the first year for patients who have never had a baby before is 9-16%. For patients who have had a baby, the failure rate is 26-30%. If your are looking for non-hormonal contraception, i would recommend an iud or diaphragm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You should not use the contraceptive sponge during your menstrual period because of risks of toxic shock syndrome. You should not use the sponge if you have an allergy to sulfa or nonoxynol 9 spermicide. For other questions regarding the sponge, please see their website at http://todaysponge.Com/faq.Html and http://www.Todaysponge.Com/answers2.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course, but ...: Of course, the inquired contraceptive products works well for many, but not suitable for everyone due to personal adaptability, possible related discomfort and convenience, money, etc. Yet, facts: No known contraceptive measures give 100% acceptance and success. For detail? Go to see your gyn-doc / PCP timely. Best wish... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am planning to get pregnant after my medication with accutane. Would it be safer if ill wait 3 montha before stop using contraceptives. Thank you?
Are there any herbal medications which are known to definitely affect the effectiveness contraceptive pill, besides St Johns Wort?
Can getting cervicitis from contraceptive (Today Sponge) worsen HPV (low risk) conditions or cause warts?
Lamictal interacts with oral contraceptives. What would be a better method that would not interact with this medication?
Hello. I am considering taking an adaptogenic formula but am cautious as I am taking thyroid and contraceptive medication. Is it safe to try?
Herbal supplements: I have occasionally used these "adaptogens" usually as a precursor to actual thyroid supplementation in patients with fatigue (associated with Hashimoto's thyroid disease). They are fairly safe, but consider rechecking your thyroid tests after a period of use. I doubt they will interfere with your contraceptives. Try lower doses and titrate gradually to avoid side effects (i.e. nausea). ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with pcos and have been taking oral contraceptives as medication. Please let me know if these pills are causing any increase in triglyceride levels in my body. I have 296 mg/dl. ?
Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?
Yes but: Contraceptives can be safely taken with antimalarial drugs, however it is advisable to use other forms of birth control as a precaution. There have been rare incidents of contraceptive failure during simultaneous use of anti-infectives (mostly anti-biotics) and oral contraceptives. So be safe. Use other forms of birth control. ...Read more
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I you really want it: I do not feel that there is anything in plexus slim that would affect your contraceptive. However, some of these "amazing fat burning" products sold online are scams and can be harmful. Be careful with these products. ...Read more
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