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What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

What will happen if you take multiple birth control pills directly after intercourse?

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.

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What will happen if I take birth control pills during my periods?

What will happen if I take birth control pills during my periods?

That is fine if u: Want to, many of my pts take the pill continuously so hopefully that will prevent a period which is totally fine on the pill, by that I mean u take only tehe active pills, not the placebo ones at the end of the pack, talk to your gyn about that.

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What would happen if I take prenatal pills, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

What would happen if I take prenatal pills, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

Most likely, nothing: Prenatal vitamins are a really good multivitamin for any adult to take. They often have some iron included, so I would only take the extra iron supplements if you know you are anemic. Taking birth control is hormonal control to prevent pregnancy. It is safe to take both prenatal vitamins and birth control together.

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What can happen if I take active birth control pills during the week im suppose to be taking the inactive ones?

What can happen if I take active birth control pills during the week im suppose to be taking the inactive ones?

U will not: Get your period which is fine, but u need to be doing this with a monophasic pill, I do this with alot of my pts, who do not want their period, they stay on active pills, they never take the placebo and when they stop their periods will return to the way they would be at that age in their life meaning the pill does not have long term side efects on your period, feel sorry for your red sox.

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What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

Nothing bad: Vitamins are vitamins. Iron is iron birthcontol pills are just that. They can all mix just fine.

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What happens when you take three birth control pills at once?

What happens when you take three birth control pills at once?

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.

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How do I know exactly what happens if you're pregnant and continue to take your birth control pills?

BCP's: One 2009 study suggested an increased risk for early delivery or low birth weight but according to roger harms md of mayo clinic– this generally has not born out clinically. It is recommended to stop taking oral contraceptives if you find you are pregnant.

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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?

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.

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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,?

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,?

Be prepared: Forgetting to take the pills can trigger ovulation and make you quite fertile for that cycle. For now, use additional birth control for any exposure and contact your doc for guidance.

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Could you tell me what happens if I take birth control pills before my period?

Could you tell me what happens if I take birth control pills before my period?

Extra bleeding: If you take birth control pills right before your period it can throw your cycle off and you may get bleeding twice in the same month.

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What can happen when you take birth control pills?

What can happen when you take birth control pills?

Side effects BCP's: I'm not sure why at your age your taking bcp's. In any case the commonest side effects are related to the estrogenic component and can include nausia, water retention and weight gain, and breast tenderness.

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What happens if you miss some of your birth control pills? I missed three pills, should I still take them?

No: By the time a woman misses 3 bcp in a row, the chance she will ovulate and start a period is very high. I recommend a woman stop the current pack, take nothing for 4 more days and then start a new pack at the beginning. Back up birth control will need to be used until 2 weeks into the next pack, such as condoms. In order for bcp to work you need to take them same time every day.

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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?

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?

Try taking at night: Try taking your pill everyday at night or before you go to bed. This way hopefully the nausea will wear off by the time you wake up. There are other birth control options that won't cause you to be nauseous if you continue to have this problem.

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