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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
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 more
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 more
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: If you have an impaired liver, then you have to be careful about almost all drugs. Most are processed in the liver, and special consideration and dosing are given to people with liver disease. ...Read more
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
Best if no delivery:
The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth.
If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year.
If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more
Hi, I suffer from hirsutism because pcos and I use the pill. Flutamide associated with contraceptive pill is really effective? Are there better drugs?
30y/o, not pregnant. Late menstruation for 3 cycles. (2 weeks late)blood work normal. Any drugs? Oral contraceptives or provera (medroxyprogesterone) 10mg to help induce period?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Took oral contraceptive on my 2nd day aftr menses and I wason isotretinion drug for last 20days. Periods late by 13day not pregnant. Plz tel me solution?
Good news: Good news that you're not pregnant while taking isotretinoin. Many doctors will recommend (2) forms of birth control while on drugs like that. If you're not pregnant and you haven't missed a pill, then you're likely okay. Could be your period is late due to lining of uterus being thin secondary to oral contraceptive use. See a doctor for blood test to confirm no pregnant, discuss lack of period. ...Read more
I start my contraceptive pills in a wrong way. I was taking inactive pills the whole entire time for 4 days w/o realizing it. So I took 4 today. Help?
Use 2nd method: Until you can get back on track be extra careful and use a second contraceptive method as backup for at least a month. The pill works by fooling your body into thinking it is already pregnant, causing it not to release an egg. If you used dummy pills and the body thinks it is time to ovulate, pregnancy is possible. The 4 you took may just make you have hormone side effects. ...Read more
16, using contraceptive bar. Fitted dec 5th, period 26th dec-5th jan. Today 14th jan, it's started again, any advice?? please help
IUD: It is not unusual for you to have irregular bleeding with the Mirena (levonorgestrel) Type IUD which I assume you have. This usually calms down and most women have little bleeding then. It would not be a bad idea to check with your doctor to see if he or she would want to do something to stop this and check you for anemia. This could be done by phone. ...Read more
I have been on the contraceptive rod for 2 yrs previously I was on the injection for 2 yrs. I have suddenly started a period today should I worry?
I took the take action emergency contraceptive 7 days ago. Yesterday I started bleeding and today I have now 7 pounds. What should I do to get the wei?
Water weight: If this is water weight it will likely resolve on it's own. ...Read more
Poison Control Now: Please call 1-800-222-1222 now. This is the poison control number. Please also look into psychiatric assistance. ...Read more