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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Birth control pill: Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) prevents pregnancy by: 1. Preventing ovulation 2. Changing cervical mucus so the sperm can't fertilize an egg as easily 3. Changing the lining of the uterus so a fertilized egg will be less likely to implant. Birth control pills like trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can make periods regular & easier & lower the risk of ovarian cysts. It doesn't protect against stds. Use condoms & get tested @ sexualhealth.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Does doxcycline have an effect on Safyral (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) birth control?
Does fluconazole affect yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)? Would fluconazole, delay my period?
Month 1: If you start the pill the first day of your period then the pill should be effective the first month that you take it. ...Read more
Diagnosed pcos at 14 on yasmin/dianette to 28.Off pill since jan.Had break for 2yrs at 20.Should the early diagnosis&treatment reduce fertility probs?
Possibly: With pcos, the most important things that you can do on your own to maximize your chance of pregnancy include managing your weight and eating healthy. Beyond that, get some help with medication such as Clomid (clomiphene) or others when you are ready to try and get pregnant. And good luck. ...Read more
Is a low dose oral contraceptive effective treatment for adenomyosis? Does the estrogen in a pill such as Alesse contribute to the adenomyosis spread?
Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is the development of glandular material from the endometrium interdigitating into the smooth muscle of the uterus causing it to enlarge and often produce copious bleeding. Alesse is being used to try to control the heavy bleeding without using surgery as an alternative. This diagnosis is usually made at the time of hysterectomy via the pathological specimen. ...Read more
Finished Accutane tx and still have acne. Do a second round? I'm worried about the risks of that treatment. What about oral contraceptive instead?
It depends: Dermatologists can suggest a variety of medications that can be used after Accutane treatment, and oral contraceptives are sometimes recommended. Topical medications can also be used. If acne is still severe, another round of Accutane is sometimes the best choice of treatment, but the dermatologist is the best person to ask about what is the best plan for each patient. ...Read more
Ihave pcos 44"l m getting treatment of metformin ,oral contraceptive pill from 8 month how much time it will take to cure. m 26. Iwant pregnency sugge?
A "cure" like bacon: PCOS is never cured, rather it is managed like bacon is "cured" by preserving the ovaries "freshness" and function for long term use. As to how long that takes, that depends on when you want to get pregnant and use the ovaries for ovulation. They still may need to be "jump started" with an ovulation induction drug when you are ready for conception. ...Read more
Hi I have spotting that is barely there due to missing a pill if i double up will the spotting be gone by tomorrow night? I'm on Yasmin
Spotting is common: Spotting is common after missing a birth control pill. It is usually recommended to take the missed pill once you realize that you missed it. Due to the fluctuation in hormone levels from missing that pill, you may have intermittent light spotting for the next week, but it will most likely resolve after a day or so. You also must use backup contraception for the rest of the pill pack. ...Read more
Do bc pills work in the first month you take them? I was on diane35 for 4 months, switched to Yasmin after 7 day break this month, is it effective?
I took 2 complete rows of my yasmin BC. On the 3rd row i forgot to take it one day which was yesterday and 2day I woke up bleeding. Is this normal?
I've been on my pill (yasmin) for about six years. I love its benefits and i don't want to change, but i spot all the time. Its embarassing. Thoughts?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more
I'm switching from Diane 35 to Yasmin, starting on the same day I normally start a new pack of diane- after 7 day break. Backup protection required?
Better safe than : If in doubt always use backup or abstinence. Scientifically speaking you should be covered but............ ...Read more
Was told if I stop Yasmin, bleeding will get worse. How do I make it stop? Plz help! Dysfunctional spotting is happening for 14days. I want to stop it
Diagnosis: In cases of irregular or heavy period then an evaluation is warranted to determine the cause. Hormonal imbalances such as PCOS, polyps, fibroids and infections are just a few of the causes. Once a cause is found then treatment can be offered. Birth control pills are often used. There are many other options. ...Read more
When will the dysfunctional spotting stop if I stop taking Yasmin today?? This is uncomfortable and annoying. How long will it take (days)? Thanks Drs
Hi, i am considering changing from cerazette to yasmin. no bad effects on cerazette other than weight gain (tested it by stopping for a few months and?
Unsure what ur ? Is: I agree with unchanging from a progestin only pill like cerazette to a combine oral contraceptive pill because they are more effective and forgiving. If I miss a dose and may provide other benefits like improving acne. However, I would recommend a different formulation than Yasmin, like Loestrin or Sprjntec which have lower risk of blood clots. ...Read more
Hi, I’ve been on Yasmin for over two years but every six months I must go and pay full consultation fee just for a new script for 6months, why?
Legal reasons: It is a legal requirement (government legislation) that a script can only be dated valid for 6 months. Further arrangements must be made with your treating doctor. Monitoring of any person on a scheduled medication is also needed. ...Read more
I recently took the emergency contraceptive and decided to take a Yasmin pill the day after. Does that effect the EC?
I am taking depakine chrono 500 mg as well as a contraceptive pill (yasmin). Does the fact that im taking depakine make the CP less effective?
No evidence but: Depakote does not appear on lists of medications that can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Both Depakote and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) have a higher risk of liver inflammation. I would suggest talking with your doctor about using a different form of contraceptive, or use an alternative to depakote. ...Read more
Taking Yasmin continuously. Haven't stopped in >6 months but had cramps past 2-3 days. Now having clots + brown bleed (light). Should I stop my pill?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Sometimes stopping for 5-7 days to trigger a real period corrects breakthrough bleeding ...Read more