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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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Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) stop contraceptive pills from working?

Does taking malarone (atovaquone and proguanil) stop contraceptive pills from working?

No.: Malarone does not interact with contraceptive pills. Your contraceptive pills will continue to be effective if you take them at the same time each day. ...Read more

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How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

How ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) pills works?

Prevent egg release: Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) and all birth control pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation (release of egg by your ovary). They also cause the mucous in your cervix (the opening to uterus or womb) thicker which make it hard for sperm to enter. It thins the lining of the uterus which makes it an unpleasant environment for a fertilized egg. ...Read more

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I take polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) tablets. Help me sleep?

I take polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) tablets. Help me sleep?

Yes and no: It may help you think you are sleeping but you won't go thrpugh the stages of sleep normally and after awhile actually feel sleep deprived even if sleeping 8 hours. ...Read more

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What does minocin (minocycline) (name brand) work for?

What does minocin (minocycline) (name brand) work for?

Acne, for one.: Probably the most frequent use of Minocin (minocycline) is for some types of acne. As with other antibiotics, there are many recommended uses. ...Read more

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Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control safe for my 16yr old daughter?

Is Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control safe for my 16yr old daughter?

It's all relative: Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has been found to increase the risk of blood clots (called vte) to a greater degree than certain other types of birth control pills. Have her ask her gyn doc about this. ...Read more

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Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

Lo ovral, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) side effects vs other pills?

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

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Why am I given Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets one month before IFV? Is Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraindicated with Venlafaxine antidepressants 75mg?

Why am I given Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) tablets one month before IFV? Is Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraindicated with Venlafaxine antidepressants 75mg?

No interactions: There are no described interactions between Venlafaxine and Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol). If the antidepressant is effective at that dose, continue taking it for at least a month to see the results on your mood. ...Read more

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How are epiduo and/or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Drugs: Both drugs are excellent in treating mild to moderate severe acne ...Read more

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What is Ortho tri cyclin called in Europe? Is it the best pill for acne I heard Diane 35 yasmin yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are not SAFE

What is Ortho tri cyclin called in Europe? Is it the best pill for acne I heard Diane 35 yasmin yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) are not SAFE

Why do you ask?: i would urge you not to believe everything you hear or read online. Your situation is already serious -- you are a woman already on isotretinoin for severe acne which may end up mutilating you if it is not managed. Have a frank talk with a physician you trust and then make a joint decision about possible use of a hormonal preparation. ...Read more

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Should i take yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pill for excessive hair growth?

Should i take yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pill for excessive hair growth?

No: At your 44 years of age i would be cautious and speak in detail with your physician prior to going on an oral contraceptive pill such as yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for excessive hair growth. There are other medications that may be as helpful but less risk prone. ...Read more

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Can I take lymecyline (for acne) whislt taking cerelle (the pill)?

Can I take lymecyline (for acne) whislt taking cerelle (the pill)?

In reality: There are no real documented reasons why you can't take these together. Often you will hear doctors report that with any antibiotics you could make birth control pills less effect and use a back up form of birth control. This is really true with rifampin. There is no compelling data for lymecycline and cerelle to not be used together. Best of luck. If worried, review this with your docs ...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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