Which birth control pill is most like the patch?

Active metabolite. The patch contains norelgestromin as its progestin component. Norelgestromin is an active metabolite of norgestimate. Norgestimate is the progestin in a number of birth control pills, like Ortho tricylen, tri-sprintec, or triphasic.

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I'm on birth control pill (2nd month).i was due for my period on the 1st. On the 2nd and 3rd I only had a patch of brown blood. Was I on my period?

Decreased flow. It is normal for women on birth control pills to have decreased flow of menses to the point of no menses at all. In case of doubt, a urine pregnancy test can be done to rule out pregnancy as the cause of absence of menses. Read more...

After starting birth control pill, occasional numbness in left thigh above knee in big patch. Why is that and what to do?

See a doctor. Birth control pill should not be causing your symptoms. Make sure your underwear and jeans are not too tight. The most common reason for numbness in the area you describe is weight gain. However, see a doctor for detailed exam and work up. Read more...

Does it matter if the birth control pill is taken at a different hour in the same time of day? Like 7am vs 9am?

4 hours. You do want to take the pill at approximately the same time every day, but within four hours is probably still ok. Using condoms is not a bad idea in general, and is a useful back up contraception if you forget the birth control pills. Read more...

I had the wrong birth control pill, is that a problem?

All the same. All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, but consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! Read more...

How do I choose what birth control pill is right for me?

Trial and error. Birth control pills are like cars. The nuts and bolts of how they run is pretty much the same. However some people love on make of car and hate another which is just a personal preference. Read more...
Know yourself. It's good that you're thinking about what birth control can work for you. See http://www.Arhp.Org/methodmatch/ or http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm or http://bedsider.Org/methods for quizzes that help you to decide. Read more...

What birth control pill is good and won't make me gain weight?

Loloestrin. My #1 pill, only 10 mcg of estrogen, the lowest dose u can take, no guarntees but I have not had any of my pts complain of wt gain on that pill , so make an appt with your gyn, i also give my pts., some samples to start out with , it is a brand name pill which is much better than a generic pill, and there is no generic for that pill, and also there is a $10 off coupon u can print. Read more...

How do you figure out what birth control pill is best for you?

Trial and error. The first step is to identify potential contraindications for different birth control methods. After that it is trial and error for an individual woman to determine, which birth control method suits her and her partner best. Read more...

What birth control pill is least likely to make me gain weight?

Almost none. The idea of gaining weight with bcp is common but not proven. The new generation of bcp have very low dose of hormones and do not cause weight gain. The Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot was one of the only contraceptive methods that was associated with weight gain but it is rarely used now days. Read more...