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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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If I have a fever and I'm not taking any kind of medicine, are my birth control pills still affected??

If I have a fever and I'm not taking any kind of medicine, are my birth control pills still affected??

Fever: Fever won't have any effect on the effectiveness of your OCPs. Don't worry and feel better!! ...Read more

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Hi, I'm taking Aubra Birth Control Pills and I wanted to know if my Herbalife natural sleeping aid affects the effectiveness of Aubra?

Hi, I'm taking Aubra Birth Control Pills and I wanted to know if my Herbalife natural sleeping aid affects the effectiveness of Aubra?

No but check w ur dr: It's best to consult w/ your primary care or OB-GYN specialist. Aubra is a combo of estrogen and progestin which may cause high blood pressure and increased risk of strokes in women over 45 and those who smoke. Herbalife sleep aid has melatonin, valerian and passionflower. Valerian may stimulate GABA receptors like benzodiazepines but is less addicting. There shouldn't be drug interactions. ...Read more

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Are there any non hormonal ALT to birth control pills out there? My milk production was greatly affected by the pill & I do not want another baby yet

Are there any non hormonal ALT to birth control pills out there? My milk production was greatly affected by the pill & I do not want another baby yet

Birth Control: Yes. Of course. The iud is a very common product placed in the uterus to prevent implantation. It works very well. ...Read more

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If I'm over weight as in 302 pounds will my birth control pills stop working?

If I'm over weight as in 302 pounds will my birth control pills stop working?

302: No, your weight won't stop your birth control pills.
But you do need to go on a diet starting immediately.
Please have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. Don't try to lose weight in a hurry - 25-40 pounds weight loss a year will keep you on track for a few years. ...Read more

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How many days after taking ciprofloxacin will my birth control pills become affective again. I am taking the placebos now due to period Starting soon.

How many days after taking ciprofloxacin will my birth control pills become affective again. I am taking the placebos now due to period Starting soon.

Next package: Anything that effects the effectiveness of oral contraceptives pretty much does so only for the pack you are on while using it. If you simply continued your pack while taking the cipro, (ciprofloxacin) you should be protected when you start the new pack as long as you didn't miss any pills. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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D you still have a chance to conceive whien you have used birth control pills for the past 6 months?

D you still have a chance to conceive whien you have used birth control pills for the past 6 months?

Yes.: Even with optimal use there is a 0.1-8.0% risk of undesired pregnancy on oral contraceptive pills (ocps). Ocps are completely reversible contraceptives, meaning that once you desire a pregnancy you can stop them and anticipate normal fertility for your age to follow within a few weeks. ...Read more

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Birth control pills use?

Birth control pills use?

Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter/ lighter/ less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills expire?

Do birth control pills expire?

Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more

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Switching birth control pills?

Switching birth control pills?

Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills go bad?

Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more

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Can I chew birth control pills.?

Can I chew birth control pills.?

No: It is best not to chew a pill that is not designed to be consumed that way. There is a pill available, generess, that is chewable. ...Read more

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How can I take birth control pills?

How can I take birth control pills?

Every day: The way to take birth control pills is to take one pill a day every day, at about the same time. Most packs of pills have the days of the week written on the pack - so you know if you took that days pill or not. I sometimes have woman start the pack on the 5th day of the period or on the sunday following the first day of the period. When you finish a pack the next day start the next one. ...Read more

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How do you use birth control pills?

How do you use birth control pills?

Every day orally: Oral contraceptives are taken every day about the same time each day without any other medications. They are one of the more effective means of contraception when taken appropriately. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more