What is the effectiveness of combined levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets?
using lessina brand pill will this be good enough as is or should I use back up, it contains 21 active and 7 non active pills? The packet states that if I start on 1st day of period that I should be fine, but I just read many comments about waiting 7 days, 1 month...don't know if i should be worried...already have...
Asked by Roland Giannavola 4 months ago.
using lessina brand pill will this be good enough as is or should I use back up, it contains 21 active and 7 non active pills? The packet states that if I start on 1st day of period that I should be fine, but I just read many comments about waiting 7 days, 1 month...don't know if i should be worried...already have 2 kids...and they are plenty enough. Answered by Angella Demarco 4 months ago.
Birth control pills, used correctly, are better than 99% effective when used carefully and correctly. Whether you need to use a back-up method in the first few weeks depends on the type of pill and exactly when you started taking them. (If you start on the first day of your period you are usually protected immediately. If you start later in the cycle you'll need a back-up for a few weeks. Answered by Isabelle Hieatt 4 months ago.
What will happen to a guy if he takes ethinyl estradiol??
what will happen to a man if he uses ethinyl estradiol or norethisterone or levonorgestrel???
Asked by Cherelle Pough 4 months ago.
I'm not sure what the ethinyl estradiol would do to a guy. But it is the estrogen used in the contraceptive pill. It's in such small amounts I don't think it would do much, especially if he took levonorgestrel along with it. Norethisterone has a C19 rating and is derived from testosterone Levonorgestrel has a C19 rating and is derived from testosterone also, but is 5.3 times stronger and has an Androgen activity more than 8 times that of norethisterone. The C rating is the amount of androgynous effect the hormone has on the body. Women taking the 'pill' are having their female reproductive hormones suppressed while the synthetic version of testosterone keeps her from ovulating and therefore prevents fertilization of the egg. I would not recommend a guy taking these substances because they are synthetic, but knowing what it is and what it does, leads one to think that he would become more hormonally 'manly'. Notice, I said hormonally. No telling what it really does. Make you hairier? Deepen your voice more? Make you more violent? Just dunno. Just my guess and I'm sticking to it. Answered by Elna Smits 4 months ago.
not a lot,as it is found in tap water these days,taken over long time he could become sterile. Answered by Eloy Teng 4 months ago.
Can I use Levonorgestrel+Ethinyl Estradiol as a morning after pill?
I've heard that people use this pill containing levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol as a successful mode of emergency contraception. Since I haven't been on the pill lately and am planning on having sex soon I was wondering if I could use this pill instead as an emergency contraceptive.My boyfriend...
Asked by Lynda Goertz 4 months ago.
I've heard that people use this pill containing levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol as a successful mode of emergency contraception. Since I haven't been on the pill lately and am planning on having sex soon I was wondering if I could use this pill instead as an emergency contraceptive. My boyfriend will still wear a condom, but we just want to make sure. I've heard you take either 2 or 4 pills after sex, then another 2 or 4 pills 12 hours later. I was just wondering what dosage is more effective: how many pills, and how many mgs of each for each pill? Also, if I take the first dosage before sex, will that give it a higher chance of working or not? Answered by Madlyn Thibert 4 months ago.
No. Just use a condom, and get on the contraceptive pill and use it properly. Answered by Jess Verdugo 4 months ago.
What is the difference in norgestimate and levonorgestrel (used in birth control)?
I am researching the new IUD Skyla which uses levonorgestrel, and comparing it to a commonly used birth control pill Ortho TriCyclen Lo (norgestimate). If anyone could compare the two active ingredients and how they work differently as contraceptives that would be extremely helpful!
Asked by Savanna Teehan 4 months ago.
Actually, what really makes the difference between a progestin IUD and Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo is that OTC Lo also has estrogen (ethinyl estradiol), which regulates your periods. Progestin does not regulate. Both levonorgestrel and norgestimate are progestins, so they do the same thing. They thicken your cervical mucus and thin your uterine lining, and in most cases, suppress ovulation (estrogen also does this). What makes artificial progestins different is "androgenic activity" and "progestational activity." A progestin with higher androgenic activity has a higher risk of unpleasant side effects such as acne and excess hair growth (hirsutism). Higher progestational activity is generally preferable. Levonorgestrel is actually a progestin with a high androgenic activity, and norgestimate has some of the lowest androgenic activity available in a progestin. But, every woman reacts differently to each progestin. If you are considering this IUD (which I am now going to research also, since I only know about Mirena, and have one), you should consider these things: - Are you at risk for STDs (ie. are you in a monogamous relationship? or do you get proof from sexual partners that they do not have any?)? An IUD slightly increases the risk of an STD progressing to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. - Are you comfortable with the risk of serious side effects such as perforation of the uterus? These are highly unlikely, something like 1 in 1000 (less than the chance of getting pregnant with the IUD), but it is still a possibility that you should be aware of. - Is your uterus tilted or bicornate? If it is not a 'normal' shape, an IUD may not sit properly, and expel, or even cause damage to your uterus. Or, your doctor may simply refuse to fit you with one. - Progestin IUDs tend to cause periods to get lighter, or disappear altogether. They also can cause spotting and breakthrough bleeding. One of the most common reasons for progestin IUD removal within the first year is bleeding issues. Edit: Ok, now I'm disappointed. I looked up Skyla and it's basically Mirena Jr. If you're researching Skyla, you might as well just look into Mirena. They're the same thing, only 3 years with Skyla vs. 5 years for Mirena. And the Skyla only costs $50 less (which isn't proportional when the Mirena is $700 wholesale). The only reason to choose Skyla over Mirena is if you're sure that you only want to use an IUD for 3 years, rather than more. And also, I said above that levonorgestrel has higher androgenic activity, and therefore a higher chance of side effects than other progestins, but in the case of Skyla/Mirena, this chance is reduced by the fact that it is a low dosage delivered directly to the uterus. Skyla is actually a slightly lower dose than Mirena. Answered by Iris Calverley 4 months ago.
Levonor Birth Control Answered by Lizeth Pankiw 4 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: What is the difference in norgestimate and levonorgestrel (used in birth control)? I am researching the new IUD Skyla which uses levonorgestrel, and comparing it to a commonly used birth control pill Ortho TriCyclen Lo (norgestimate). If anyone could compare the two active ingredients and how they work differently as contraceptives that would be extremely helpful! Answered by Michael Korineck 4 months ago.
What Is Levonorgestrel Answered by Rudy Gath 4 months ago.
Levonorgestrel is what is used in plan B or morning after pills. What it is, is a hormone that stops ovulation. Answered by Kathryne Mickonis 4 months ago.
Can i use spironolactone with ethinyl estradiol levonorgestrel ferrous fumarate?
i wanted to treat acne and hair loss problems.
Asked by Karey Olney 4 months ago.
I would not use both of them at the same time. Answered by Kathie Baney 4 months ago.
What is Alesse?
I've only heard that it has something to do with periods and birth control? I know it's a pill, but WHAT IS IT??
Asked by Vikki Lataille 4 months ago.
What is Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel)? Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel contains a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucous and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel are used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. How should I take Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel)? Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins (follow your doctor's instructions). You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions. The 28-day birth control pack contains seven "reminder" pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills. You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy. Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not use this medication regularly. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely. If you need to have any type of medical tests or surgery, or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using this medication for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using birth control pills. Your doctor will need to see you on a regular basis while you are using this medication. Do not miss any appointments. Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat What are the possible side effects of Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; or symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes) Continue using the medication and talk to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps breast pain, tenderness, or swelling freckles or darkening of facial skin increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair changes in weight or appetite problems with contact lenses vaginal itching or discharge changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive; or headache, nervousness, dizziness, tired feeling What is the most important information I should know about Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel)? Do not use ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel if you are pregnant or if you have recently had a baby. Do not use this medication if you have any of the following conditions: a history of stroke or blood clot, circulation problems (especially if caused by diabetes), a hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease or liver cancer, severe high blood pressure, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, or a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions. Taking hormones can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack, especially if you smoke and are older than 35. Some drugs can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use, including vitamins, minerals and herbal products. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel)? This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills (6 weeks if you are breast-feeding). Do not use this medication if you have: a history of a stroke or blood clot circulation problems (especially if caused by diabetes) a hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer abnormal vaginal bleeding liver disease or liver cancer severe high blood pressure severe migraine headaches a heart valve disorder; or a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions. You may not be able to use birth control pills, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment. high blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), or a history of heart attack high cholesterol or if you are overweight a history of depression gallbladder disease diabetes seizures or epilepsy a history of irregular menstrual cycles a history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram uterine fibroid tumors varicose veins; or tuberculosis The hormones in birth control pills can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medication may also slow breast milk production. Do not use if you are breast-feeding a baby. What warnings do you have for Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel)? The following warnings are available for this medication: Do not take if pregnant. Other drugs may decrease this drug's effect. What does Alesse (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel) look like? Ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel is available with a prescription under several brand names and may also be available as a generic. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you. Answered by Lorilee Bradrick 4 months ago.
Birth Control Answered by Terrie Portello 4 months ago.
It's a birth control pill. Answered by Margarett Breon 4 months ago.
birth control Answered by Merry Petaccio 4 months ago.
it's like a newer brand of birth control. that's its main purpose but like any birth control, some people take them (including alesse) as a way of regulating their periods. Answered by Eveline Halonen 4 months ago.
IT's just a type of birth control pill, a specific brand with a particular type and concentration of hormones unique from other brands. Answered by Kerrie Cortopassi 4 months ago.
It's the brand name of a low-dose estrogen birth control pill. I used to take it to regulate my periods. Answered by Sabrina Parle 4 months ago.
Triquilar birth control?
i've just been put on this birth control i've never even heard of it, any feedback on this would be great!
Asked by Herbert Bertozzi 4 months ago.
Triquilar Levonorgestrel--Ethinyl Estradiol Triquilar - Triquilar Side Effects - Triquilar Information Pharmacology: Although the primary mechanism of action is inhibition of ovulation, the effectiveness of Triquilar may also result from other mechanisms of action, such as hostility of the cervical mucus to sperm penetration and migration. Triquilar, a triphasic oral contraceptive, contains as active ingredients levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol. It acts primarily through the mechanism of gonadotrophin suppression by the estrogenic and progestational activity of the active ingredients. Although the primary activity is inhibition of ovulation, alterations in the genital tract, including changes in the cervical mucus (which make sperm penetration more difficult), and the endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation) may also contribute to contraceptive effectiveness. Levonorgestrel has been evaluated extensively in women to assess its progestational activity. In women, the endometrium is transformed by the oral administration of 2.5 mg levonorgestrel given over a period of 10 days (total dose after pretreatment with estrogen). The endometrial transformation dose is 250 µg/day, corresponding to 5 µg/kg. Levonorgestrel at a dose of 125 µg/day was also shown to be twice as potent as norethindrone in the delay of menstruation test by Swyer and Greenblatt. Ovulation is inhibited and a distinct antifertile effect is exerted in the peripheral cycle function during therapy with Triquilar. Endometrial Biopsy: Endometrial biopsies obtained at variable times during the cycle were assessed according to the criteria of Noyes. Overall it was shown that this triphasic contraceptive causes a moderate degree of endometrial proliferation during the first phase, followed by premature secretory changes in the second phase, and minimal but continued development and maturation in the third phase that do not approach those seen in a normal cycle. The overall Pearl Index and Lifetable analysis for the clinical trials were 0.3 and 0.4 respectively. Indications: Prevention of pregnancy or conception control. Contraindications: History of/or actual thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders in arteries or veins and states which predispose to such disorders. History of/or actual cerebrovascular disorders. History of/or actual myocardial infarction or coronary arterial disease. Active liver disease or history of/or actual benign or malignant liver tumors. Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast. Known or suspected estrogen-dependent neoplasia. Undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding. Any ocular lesion arising from ophthalmic vascular disease, such as partial or complete loss of vision or defect in visual fields. When pregnancy is suspected or diagnosed. Warnings: Predisposing Factors for Coronary Artery Disease: Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects and mortality. Birth control pills increase this risk, especially with increasing age. Convincing data are available to support an upper age limit of 35 years for oral contraceptive use in women who smoke. Other women who are independently at high risk for cardiovascular disease include those with diabetes, hypertension, abnormal lipid profile, or a family history of these. Whether oral contraceptives accentuate this risk is unclear. In low-risk, nonsmoking women of any age, the benefits of oral contraceptive use outweigh the possible cardiovascular risks associated with low-dose formulations. Consequently, oral contraceptives may be prescribed for these women up to the age of menopause. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious adverse effects on the heart and blood vessels. The risk increases with age and becomes significant in oral contraceptive users over 35 years of age. Women should be counselled not to smoke. Discontinue medication at the earliest manifestation of: A. Thromboembolic and cardiovascular disorders such as: thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, cerebrovascular disorders, myocardial ischemia, mesenteric thrombosis and retinal thrombosis. B. Conditions which predispose to venous stasis and to vascular thrombosis (e.g., immobilization after accidents or confinement to bed during long-term illness). Other nonhormonal methods of contraception should be used until regular activities are resumed. For use of oral contraceptives when surgery is contemplated, see Precautions. C. Visual defects, partial or complete. D. Papilledema, or ophthalmic vascular lesions. E. Severe headache of unknown etiology or worsening of pre-existing migraine headache. F. Increase in epileptic seizures. Answered by Zelma Zogopoulos 4 months ago.
When I was on a low dose birth control I also had a Sunday start - I would get my period on Thursday afternoon. Additionally, you're right, it may take a few months for your body to completely adjust and regulate to the hormones. However, if this is your first month on the pill, it is usually recommended that you use a back up method of birth control for that first month. It IS possible you could be pregnant - a pregnancy test wouldn't hurt if you're worried. I'd say that you'd need to go without your period for another day or two before you get really worried though. Answered by Otis Krajcik 4 months ago.
What is the chance of getting pregnant with a condom and bc pill?
The brand of the bc pill is portia levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets and the condom would be a trojan. And also, is it true the pill makes your hair fall out?
Asked by Jenni Taymon 4 months ago.
Well at least you are trying to be safe, All of this is good, now all you need is to find someone to have sex with. i am glad you get the prevention taken care of before engaging in the act itself. Now if you are old enough, GO girl and find a great guy and screw his lights out. You will still have hair too! Answered by Vanda Yackeren 4 months ago.
Provided you take the pill correctly the chances of getting pregnant are pretty slim. If the pill made your hair fall out half the female population would be bald. Answered by Sherrill Mokler 4 months ago.
I gpt pregnant while on the pill, and using a condom. But I was on antibiotics, and the condom broke. also my hair has never fallen out while on the pill. Answered by Tatyana Fineberg 4 months ago.
If you are using both correctly the chance of pregnancy would be very very slim. Like around 1/1000. Answered by Malinda Merfeld 4 months ago.
If you are taking your birth control pills as directed and the condom was stored and put on properly then the chances of pregnancy are very very low. And Idk if your brand makes your hair fall out ... Answered by Ruben Bregel 4 months ago.
ask your doctor, read the fine print on the label. surgical or oral contraceptives are not 100% guaranteed. Answered by Floretta Vajnar 4 months ago.
Watson Stronyx Birth Control Pills?
hi so I got prescribes these at planned parenthood because the ortho contraceptives I used to take made me really depressed... the girl said they were low dose but will do the same effect. now I've been trying to find out information on this pill online and can't find a lot I just need to know is it a good...
Asked by Corinne Aasen 4 months ago.
hi so I got prescribes these at planned parenthood because the ortho contraceptives I used to take made me really depressed... the girl said they were low dose but will do the same effect. now I've been trying to find out information on this pill online and can't find a lot I just need to know is it a good pill? what are the side effects? i took my fifth one today now Answered by Jeraldine Tanberg 4 months ago.
When taking Watson Pharma Inc.'s - Sronyx (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) consider this: Drug-Drug Interactions Interactions between ethinyl estradiol and other drugs have been reported in the literature. Interactions with Absorption. Diarrhea may increase gastrointestinal motility and reduce hormone absorption. Similarly, any drug which reduces gut transit time may reduce hormone concentrations in the blood. Interactions with Metabolism Gastrointestinal Wall: Sulfation of ethinyl estradiol has been shown to occur in the gastrointestinal wall. Therefore, drugs which act as competitive inhibitors for sulfation in the gastrointestinal wall may increase ethinyl estradiol bioavailability. Hepatic metabolism: Interactions can occur with drugs that induce microsomal enzymes which can decrease ethinyl estradiol concentrations (e.g., rifampin, barbiturates, phenylbutazone, phenytoin, griseofulvin). Interference with Enterohepatic Circulation: Some clinical reports suggest that enteroheptic circulation of estrogens may decrease when certain antibiotic agents are given, which may reduce ethinyl estradiol concentrations (e.g., ampicillin, tetracycline). Interference in the Metabolism of Other Drugs: Ethinyl estradiol may interfere with the metabolism of other drugs by inhibiting hepatic microsomal enzymes or by inducing hepatic drug conjugation, particularly glucuronidation. Accordingly, plasma and tissue concentrations may either be increased or decreased, respectively (e.g., cyclosporin, theophylline). CONTRAINDICATIONS Oral contraceptives should not be used in women who currently have the following conditions: Thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders A past history of deep-vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders Cerebral-vascular or coronary-artery disease Known or suspected carcinoma of the breast Carcinoma of the endometrium or other known or suspected estrogen dependent neoplasia Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding Cholestatic jaundice of pregnancy or jaundice with prior pill use Hepatic adenomas or carcinomas Known or suspected pregnancy Answered by Karla Moussa 4 months ago.