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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more


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Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?

Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?

Yes: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

Is desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control effective?

If taken properly: But i never write for that one, i put my pts on lower dose pills which are safer and less cahnce wt gain , bloating, blood clots , I use 10-25 mcg estrogen in teh pills i write. ...Read more

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Is the Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pill dangerous?

Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control: All birth control pills will have some side effects and some will have side effects that are more serious than others. Still, the side effects are related to the type of hormone in each pill, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) may have great support for patients with pcos or similar conditions. Controlling those effects may be more worthwhile than the risks to the pills. Your doctor should discuss each of these options. ...Read more

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Alesse birth control pill safe?

Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

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Does solodyn affect beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control?

Does solodyn affect beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control?

May reduce effect : The effectiveness of Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) may be decreased by solodyn oral in some patients thus resulting in breakthrough bleeding/pregnancy may occur. In this patients it is advisable to use extra or an alternate form of birth control. Report any irregular bleeding to your doctor. Alternate forms of birth control as patches /nuvaring or Depo Provera are not affected by solodyn (no GI absorption required). ...Read more

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Why was Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control recalled?

Why was Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control recalled?

Complex: See: http://www.drugwatch.com/yaz/ "More than 10,000 women have filed lawsuits against Bayer and its affiliates for Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) side effects. Bayer reportedly has settled 8,250 cases for $1.7 billion, with more cases pending in federal and state courts nationwide." Bayer has faced a number of warnings from the FDA about this product but I can't find any information that suggests that there have been ...Read more

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How is beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control taking pill?

Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate): Beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) is a combinationbirth control pill that contains a folic acid supplement & Drospirenone/Ethinyl estradiol/Levomefolic acid . It is effective. ...Read more

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Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Emergency contraceptives use levongestrel as the progesterone, so why do yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) yasmin, beyaz contain drospirenone instead?

Side-effects: There are many different types of progesterone. The positive and negative effects of a birth-control pill are determined by the type of progesterone in the pill. Drospirenone is good for preventing water retention and excessive hair growth but it increases the risk of blood clot formation in legs and lungs. Its not effective for emergency contraception. Levonorgestrel works best for this. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft affect birth control (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill in particular)?

Does Zoloft affect birth control (yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill in particular)?

No: There no interactions between these 2 drugs, means you may take both of them . Good thing - you are trying to make sure. Safety- first! ...Read more

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Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pill good for excessive hair growth?

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

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Could ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) emergency pill delay your menstruation?

Could ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) emergency pill delay your menstruation?

I assume you are : Referring to use of multiple ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) since it is not an emergency contraceptive when normally used. It could delay menstruation. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Expert reviews on loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Expert reviews on loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control?

Pretty standard OCP: Loryna (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination estrogen/progestin birth control pill that has similar success rates, tolerability and risks as other combination ocp's. Good choice for many patients. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?

Happens: While birth control pills are among the most effective birth control methods compared to condoms or withdrawal, women on birth control pills like levlen have become pregnant. ...Read more

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What's better for birth control: alesse or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

What's better for birth control: alesse or yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

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