Does anyone know of a good birth control pill that will help reduce ace?
My daughter is 17 and constanlty breaking out with hormonal acne and her periods are very irregular, anything the dermatologist gives her does not help and makes the acne WORSE!!!
Asked by Gigi Lafavor 2 years ago.
Which pills have higher progestin side effects or cause more acne and hair growth? Each progestin has a different potency, milligram per milligram, in terms of progesterone effect to stop menstrual bleeding or androgen effect to stimulate acne and hair growth. However you must remember that a higher potency progestin may be used in a much smaller milligram dose and thus be equivalent to a larger milligram dose of a less potent progestin. For example, desogestrel is a very potent and androgenic progestin but its usual oral contraceptive dose is 0.15 mg instead of 1.00 mg for norethindrone. Its progestin potency compared to norethindrone would be 0.15 X 9.0 = 1.35 times. For androgenicity, it would be 0.15 X 3.4 = .51 or half as androgenic as a pill containing 1 mg of norethindrone. Progestin Potency of Different Oral Contraceptive Progestins* Progestin Progestational Activity (relative to 1 mg of norethindrone) Androgenic Activity (relative to 1 mg of norethindrone) norethindrone 1 mg 1.0 1.0 norethrindrone acetate 1 mg 1.2 1.6 ethynodiol diacetate 1 mg 1.4 0.6 levonorgestrel 1 mg 5.3 8.3 dl-norgestrel 1 mg 2.6 4.2 norgestimate 1 mg 1.3 1.9 norelgestromin 1 mg** 1.3 1.9 desogestrel 1 mg 9.0 3.4 drospirenone 1 mg 1.5 0.0 * - From Table 2 in Dickey RP: Individualizing oral contraceptive therapy. OBG Management Supplement October 2000, p 5. ** - Not yet tested but it is the major active metabolite of norgestimate The pills that are likely to cause worse acne and hair growth side effects are those pills high in androgenicity and low in estrogen content. Such pills might include: Loestrin® 1.5/30 Loestrin® 1/20 Fe Estrostep® Fe Levlen® Alesse® Ovral® Norlestrin® 1/50 Keep in mind that MOST women on these above pills DO NOT have acne problems, just those that have a tendency toward androgenicity. What pills would be better for ...? In order to classify an oral contraceptive as an estrogen dominant, progestin dominant or androgenic pill, you must multiply the actual dose of the components times the relative potency of that component. Keep in mind that these are relative classification and do not always hold from one woman to another. For different oral contraceptive side effects, you might consider switching to the pills indicated in the table below to minimize those side effects. Current Pill Problems and Choice of Pill to Switch To Side Effect/Problem Principal Pill Suggestions Acne higher estrogen, lower androgen potency Yasmin®, Demulen® 1/50, Othro-Tri Cyclen®, Ortho-Cyclen®, Yasmin®, Brevicon®, Modicon®, Necon®, Ortho Evra®, Mircette® Break-through bleeding higher estrogen, higher progestin potency, lower androgen potency Yasmin®, Demulen® 1/50, Zovia® 1/50E, Ovcon® 50, Desogen®, Ortho-Cept®, Estrostep® Fe, Loestrin® 1/20 Absent or too light menstrual flow higher estrogen, lower progestin potency Ortho-Cyclen®, Ovcon® 35, Brevicon®, Modicon®, Necon® 1/50, Norinyl® 1/50, Ortho-Novum® 1/50, Necon® 1/35, Norinyl® 1/35, Ortho-Novum® 1/35, Depression lower progestin potency Ortho Evra®, Ovcon® 35, Ortho-TriCyclen®, Othro-Cyclen®, Brevicon®, Modicon®, Necon® 1/35, Alesse®, Levlite®, Tri-Levlen®, Triphasil®, Trivora® Moodiness or irritability lower progestin potency Ortho Evra®, Ovcon® 35, Ortho Tri-Cyclen®, Othro-Cyclen®, Brevicon®, Modicon®, Necon® 1/35, Alesse®, Levlite®, Tri-Levlen®, Triphasil®, Trivora® Headaches (not menstrual migraines) lower estrogen, lower progestin potency Ortho Evra®, Alesse®, Levlite®, Breast soreness lower estrogen, lower progestin potency Yasmin®*, Ortho Evra®, Alesse®, Levlite®, Loestrin® 1/20 Fe, any lower estrogen pill than currently on Weight gain lower estrogen, lower progestin potency Yasmin®*, Ortho Evra®, Alesse®, Levlite®, Loestrin® 1/20 Fe, any lower estrogen pill than currently on Severe menstrual cramps higher progestin potency Yasmin®, Desogen®, Ortho-Cept®, Mircette®, Loestrin® 1.5/30, Demulen® 1/35, Zovia® 1/35E, Demulen® 1/50, Zovia® 1/50E Endometriosis or endometriosis prevention lower estrogen, higher progestin potency, higher androgen potency Loestrin® 1.5/30, Loestrin® 1/20 Fe, LoOvral®, Levlen®, Levora®, Nordette®, Demulen® 1/35, Zovia® 1/35, (used either continuously with zero days of placebo pills or with only 4 days of placebo pills for prevention) * - The progestin has anti-water retention properties Where can I get free or discounted birth control pills? Planned Parenthood organizations and your local county Public Health Department often provide birth control pills on an ability to pay discounted scale. If you qualify, they may even be free. Look up in the yellow pages phone directory for the Planned Parenthood or Public Health Department for the county you live in. Give them a call and ask about the costs of pills. If you are in college either full or part time, you may also be qualified to use the student health facility and often they provide oral contraceptives at cost or a discount. When your doctor prescribes a given oral contraceptive, most of the time they indicate it can be filled with a generic equivalent. If not, ask the doctor to please do that or ask the nurse to have a prescription rewritten for a generic equivalent. There are sources on the Internet that will except mailed-in prescriptions and the cost of a generic equivalent is often in the $12-15 range. I have not used them but you may want to check out Hocks Drugs or use a search engine to look for "discount birth control". Answered by Natalie Rademaker 2 years ago.
Ortho Tri-Cyclen cleared by FDA for acne treatment: Answered by Clinton Stolly 2 years ago.
any of the low progesterone ones, such as Yasmin. Answered by Tonda Lurry 2 years ago.
Which birth control pill is the best?
I am starting birth control and going to my doctor this week to get a prescription. I am sure she will discuss all my options and the pros and cons of all of them. I decided I want pill form (oral contraceptive) but am unsure which is the best/most effective/least side effects. I know it really depends on the...
Asked by Twanda Seehafer 2 years ago.
I am starting birth control and going to my doctor this week to get a prescription. I am sure she will discuss all my options and the pros and cons of all of them. I decided I want pill form (oral contraceptive) but am unsure which is the best/most effective/least side effects. I know it really depends on the person but some opinions wouldnt hurt. I am 20 years old and don't plan on getting pregnant anytime within the next 5 years. I am very scared of weight gain and would like my occasional breakouts to go away. Any suggestions? any horror stories? let me know the brand etc. thanks! Answered by Akiko Dreger 2 years ago.
Doctor to Doctor and place to place pills is prescribed by Doctor. All medicine has side effect. This part should not be kept aside. I am sure professional Dr is best to prescribe medicine than taking opinion here. Birth control pills now have only one (synthetic) estrogen type, ethinyl estradiol. Therefore the estrogen potency of a given pill is directly related to the number of micrograms of ethinyl estradiol with one exception. Sometimes the specific progestin also has some estrogen activity. For the most part, the estrogen potency of the progestins is small in comparison with ethinyl estradiol so it is not added in to potency tables. The pills that are likely to cause worse acne and hair growth side effects are those pills high in androgenicity and low in estrogen content. Such pills might include: Loestrin® 1.5/30 Loestrin® 1/20 Fe Estrostep® Fe Levlen® Alesse® Ovral® Norlestrin® 1/50 Answered by Elvie Duperre 2 years ago.
Plan is the best birth control pill Answered by Errol Lugo 2 years ago.
because of the fact delivery administration would not shield you from STDs. basically a condom can do this. it is great that your gf is on delivery administration, as you're properly suited approximately it being extra efficient against being pregnant. even nevertheless oral delivery administration and different contraceptives, such because of the fact the delivery administration jewelry and pictures, do no longer shield you or her from STDs. Pulling out/retreating (regardless of you prefer to call it) is likewise for the prevention of being pregnant, no longer STDs. the sole time this is secure to no longer use condoms is while the two one among you're monogamous and the two one among you have those days been checked for STDs and HIV/AIDS, and had unfavorable effects needless to say. regardless of in case you comprehend you and your substantial different have been monogamous, you're able to the two be examined each 6 months just to ascertain. do no longer forget which you do no longer could have intercourse to get HIV/AIDS, and the final element you prefer to do is supply your substantial different an STD. Answered by Adeline Peavey 2 years ago.
I used alesse. I know my doc that what she gave me because that what she had in stock as trials packs... Every doc supports a different one.. Just tell her what you want etc. and make sure that you keep track of stuff you don't like while taking it so she can change. I was lucky first one worked great but some people it take loads of time to find the right one :) Answered by Celsa Matice 2 years ago.
i would probably go with a birth control that would work very good, and doesn't have a lot of side effects that might happen to you, like if it can cause heart problems, and you have heart problems in your family i wouldn't go for that type, good luck :) Answered by Tatum Bosch 2 years ago.