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Unlikely: Lo-ovral is a low dose birth control pill that has been around for a long time. It is a progestin dominant pill and like all pills in that category can be associated with some fluid retention, increased appetite and hair changes and lowers the good cholesterol. For the most part, it has been a well tolerated birth control pill choice. ...Read more
No: Solodyn (minocycline http://www.drugs.com/solodyn.html) will not decrease effectiveness of any hormonal birth control (although you still need to take every 24hrs as directed). With that said, it's still a good idea to make him wrap it up each & every time. Check out my similar answer w/references at https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/650321-does-flagyl-antibiotic-mess-with-birth-control ...Read more
OC's: There are many options for oral contraceptives, talk to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Does nitrofuran monohyd macro make beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) the birthcontrol pills less effective ?
Nitrofurantoin &: Other common antibiotics like penicillin , Amoxicillin , sulfa, tetracycline, Rifampin cause a decrease in effectiveness of bcp by increasing its metabolism by the liver. So it's advisable to do a back up means of contraception - withdrawal, condoms. ( pls read link below). ...Read more
Will taking melatonin effect birthcontrol pills? (I'm taking the generic version of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).)
Yes: Yes, many women use estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) and Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) Fe for birth control. The name brand of the pill is not as important as the hormone combination, and whether that combination works well for you or not. Speak to your doctor about any problems you have. There may be a simple solution or a different type of contraception for you. ...Read more
Everyone is differen: At your age i would prescribe loloestrin as that has the lowest estrogen dose 10mcg estrogen which is the safes, t the lower the estrogen the less chance of blood clot , etc., but if u do not want fertilty at your age I do in office tubal sterilization, 5 minutes easy to do no incisions, then you can get an in office endometrial ablation - takes 8 minutes so no more periods, u won't need the pill. ...Read more
Clarithromycin?: "Antibiotics such as clarithromycin may reduce the effects of ethinyl estradiol in some women. If you are using ethinyl estradiol for birth control, you may be at increased risk for pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding." (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=685-0,947-513) ...Read more
Yes: It's a good choice for that purpose; but using ocp for hair is only trial and error to find the one that works best. ...Read more
What are yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill side effects especially for people with amenorrhea?
What are some of your side effects while on lo ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) vs ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel)?
Can be the same: Lo-ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) has 35 mcg estrogen, while ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) has 50 mcg estrogen, both have the same type of estrogen and progesterone. Anyone can have side effects with any type of bc pill, but I do not have any patients on ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and only a few on lo-ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) as I use much lower dose pills in almost all of my patients. Almost all of mine are using a 25 or 20 or 10 mcg estrogen pill. ...Read more
Experienced hairloss/thinning & cystic acne. Taking ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) & spironolactone 25mg. Acne under control not thinning. Can i switch vitex for ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
NO: Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill which helps acne. Vitex is of no value ; is sold with false claims to take advantage of people: it will do nothing for acne ; it will not prevent pregnancy. The usual dose of spironolactone for acne is 50- 100 mg, sometimes 200mg. You will see improvement after 3 menst periods. Hair loss might improve with larger dose of spironolactone. See a dermatologist for help w. ...Read more
If u are 49 YO: U should not be on this pill ! as it has way too much estrogen 35 mcg, anyone taking a 35 mcg pill can gain wt and at your age u should be on lowest dose combo pill if u even need the pill which would be loloestrin only 10 mcg of estrogen which is the safest as far as blood clots and the least chance to gain wt, I have not prescribed tri- nessa for years, loloestrin is the #1 pill i write for. ...Read more
It can have those: Orval is a 50 mcg estrogen combination b c pill which is a very high estrogen dose. It is hardly used any more due to the it's high dose of estrogen which can cause bloating, weight gain, water retention and rarely more serious side effects. If you do not have a specific reason for being on that pill your gyn should switch you to a lower dose pill. ...Read more
Does isotretinoin interfere with birth control pills (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Is another contraception method recommended while on it?
Should be short: Everyone is differnet, I do not like that pill because of the kind of progesterone, hopefully your doc discussed that with you , it can cause problems in combo with certain meds like anti-inflammatories, I use loloestrin 10 mcg estrogen the lowset and safest dose and no problems if you take anti-inflammatories. ...Read more