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Triphasil Contraceptive Pill
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
Been taking oral contraceptive pill for 2yrs now.i decided to take it for long term now.is it bad?
No: But there are other long term contraceptives including shots, implantable contraceptives, IUD's, individual diaphragms, etc. you can read up on them and discuss them with your OB. ...Read more
Not studied: This is not in the standard pharmacopia of MD science, so it would be hard to answer that question. To avoid any unknown interaction it is best not to use it in conjunction. ...Read more
Can I take a break in the middle of my oral contraceptive pill if I have taken 2 packs in a row, with out a break between them?
6 weeks: 6 weeks is typical. If you are nursing, make sure your milk is well established, or ocps can dry it up. ...Read more
OCP bleeding: YesGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm on the oral contraceptive pill and i finished my gap week and started again but i had a tiny bit of dark bleeding when i had started again why?
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more
Which oral contraceptive pill can be taken to stop periods completely and is effective and available in India??
Lybrel: There is only one pill that is marketed in the U.S. that is advertised as stopping periods completely. Women frequently have break thru bleeding even on it. I am not sure whether it is marketed in India or what the name would be there since different names for the same drug in different countries is common. ...Read more
I took an oral contraceptive pill without me having sexual intercouse...i just took it.....can it be the cause of my recent amenorrhea?
Are the long term side effects know after 10 years using levetiracetam? Can levetiracetam cause health problems while taking oral contraceptive pill?
What should I expect on my bleeding if I start to use the oral contraceptive pill during my period?
Not much: I have my pts start a pill on the first day of their period , so the period you start it , you will not see much, but next period at the end of the 1st pack should be lighter, and at your age you should be on the lowest dose pill if possible loloestrin, and in my pts i offer in office tubal sterilization- takes 5 minutes and then can do in office endometrial ablation to get rid of your periods. ...Read more
Does levetiracetam has no influence on the working of oral contraceptive pill? My doctor said I have to take a heavier one...?
Can the oral contraceptive pill cause iron overloading? And if so, should it be stopped (my doctor has ruled out hemochromatosis)?
Possibly: Women who use oral contraceptives have higher blood iron levels than women who do not. It is thought that this may be due to the decrease in menstrual bleeding that is associated the the pills. However, there is no clear data that this causes iron overload/disease in the liver. ...Read more
I take the oral contraceptive pill clenil but at rage same time daily, i had my period as normal then a week later i started bleeding again why?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
On Zinnat 250mg for a UTI. Forgot to ask if it affects the oral contraceptive pill? Also even thou I am very hydrated my urine is still very dark. Ok?
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