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How long after taking the birth control pill does it become effective. I am taking the brand alesse if that matters.

Generally immediate. If the pill is started in the first 5-7 days from the onset of a menstrual period, it usually stops the next ovulation. To be on the safe side, use a backup method for 2 weeks. Remember, the pill does not prevent any diseases, so using condoms is generally recommended until marriage which will also serve as a back up method. Read more...
What did your gyn sa. Say that is one of the main things he or she should have told u, you should use backup for the first pack, by the time u get to the placebo pills at the end u should be protected but if u are 18 and not married you should be using condoms also to protect against stds that i see everyday in my offcie. Read more...

I'm on the birth control pill alesse and one week into my second pack I started bleeding. Should I be worried?

No. It generally takes a few cycles for your body to get used to the new hormones. Give it a few months. If you styill bleed mid cycle, yopu may need to see your healthcareprovider and change pills. Read more...

Does prednisone interact with the birth control pill (alesse)?

Depends on the pill. It depends on the birth control pill. Some pills are associated with electrolyte abnormalities such as potassium and Prednisone can also exaccerbate this as well. You may also have more fluid retention and could have elevated blood pressure. Talk with your prescribing physician to see in more detail. Read more...

What are some side effects of the birth control pill aleese?

Similar to others. All birth control pills carry similar side effects. These include nausea, breast tenderness, change in menses and other side effects common to all medications. Rare side effects include blood clots which can lead to stroke, deep venous thrombosis and heart attacks. Read more...