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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

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Will Prednisone lessen the effectiveness of my birth control? I take Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (Yaz) & am currently prescribed 10mg Prednisone tablets for virus symptom

Will Prednisone lessen the effectiveness of my birth control? I take Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) (Yaz) & am currently prescribed 10mg Prednisone tablets for virus symptom

No, it won't : However if in doubt that any drug would interfere with birth control effectiveness of the pills you are on, use an extra method like a barrier while using the other medication. Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, not only for birth control effectiveness, but also for other possible problematic interactions, best wishes ...Read more

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Should i take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets for vulgaris?

Should i take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets for vulgaris?

Or other pills: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. Of course there are benefits and risks of all medications that you should discuss with your clinician. ...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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Will 65 mg Solodyn make my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control less effective?

Will 65 mg Solodyn make my Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control less effective?

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

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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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Please describe the medication: yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Please describe the medication: yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Birth control pill: Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) is a combination birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that contains the ingredients ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen component and drosperinone as the progestational component. It comes packaged in a 28 day pack where 21 tablets contain the active ingredients and 7 tablets are inert. ...Read more

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Can i take contraceptive pills (marvelon) while taking duphaston?

Can i take contraceptive pills (marvelon) while taking duphaston?

Yes : Marvelon is a birth control pill with estrogen and Progesterone already in it. Duphaston is just a progesterone. I am not sure why both would be prescribed, but yes, you can take both. ...Read more

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Does fluconazole affect yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Would fluconazole, delay my period?

Does fluconazole affect yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Would fluconazole, delay my period?

Fluconazole : Fluconazole should not affect the workings of the birth control pill. It should not delay you period. Occasionally on the pill, you will see no bleeding, or only a little bleeding, some months. This is ok. If you are worried, a simple pregnancy test should ease your mind. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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If taking lamotrigine, can I take viorele instead of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

If taking lamotrigine, can I take viorele instead of mircette (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Same thing: Those two birth control pills are the same thing --- just different names for the same drug. Studies show that Lamotrigine does not affect the function of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Im on doryx for acne can I start desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Im on doryx for acne can I start desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birth control?

Doryx (doxycycline): This is antibiotic, Doxycycline commonly prescribed for inflamed, infected acne. It does not prevent Acne with long term use. Why are you starting birth control pills? how long do you plan to be on the antibiotics? How old are you? I'm assuming you are female but you didn't even provide us with that information. All antibiotics can reduce the efficacy of birth control pills so use barrier as well. ...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