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Can somebody please tell me the side effects of birth controll pills.?

A: Common side effects The most common side effects are changes in menstrual periods, including: Very light or skipped periods. Bleeding between periods (spotting), which usually decreases after using a hormonal method for 3 to 4 months. Less common side effects Less common side effects of combination hormonal methods include: Nausea and vomiting, especially during the first month of use. (Try taking your pill with your evening meal or at bedtime and then sleeping through the high-hormone hours that can cause nausea. Or take your pill with breakfast, if nausea bothers you at night.) This side effect is least likely with the vaginal ring. Nausea usually goes away after the first few months of use. If not, a lower dose...


How to Maximize the effectiveness of birth control pills

A: birth control pills are one of the most popular forms of birth control in the United States. It is also, being up to 99.91 percent successful, one of the most effective forms of birth control available. However, this rate of effectiveness can be compromised in many ways. To be as protected as possible, you must adhere to certain guidelines....


do proton pump inhibitors affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

A: Hi there. Welcome to the forum! There are some drugs which can interact with oral contraceptive pills like -smoking, griseofulvin, phenobarbital, antibiotics etc. Proton pump inhibitors don''t interact with birthcontrol pills. Please keep us posted for any further queries. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!...

Can antibiotics reduce effectiveness of birth control pills?

A: Some antibiotics like penicillin, tetracyclines and rifampin have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills or oral contraceptives. The risk is highest in women who take low-dose birth control or who are just beginning an oral contraceptive regimen, reports the Mayo Clinic.Source:Mayo Clinic: birth control Pill FAQ...


What are the long-term effects of birth control pills?

A: Dear Looking for answers, It`s common to have concerns and misconceptions about taking oral contraceptives (OCs) for long periods of time. However, studies conducted over the last 40 years provide evidence of many advantages and health benefits of OC use. OCs have been more thoroughly studied than any other medication in history and have been found to be safe for the majority of women. The safe use of OCs depends upon careful evaluation and selection of patients by health care providers. For most healthy, nonsmoking women, prolonged use of OCs does not appear to have adverse effects, and as a...


Side Effects of birth control pills

A: About 40% of women experience some birth control pill side effects during the first three months of use. After the first three months, however, side effects generally seem to stabalize. Mild to moderate side effects of the pill include irregular menstrual bleeding, nausea, weight gain or weight loss, headaches, dizziness, breast tenderness, mood changes, and increase in vaginal infections....


Do Mushrooms or MDMA reduce effectiveness of birth control pills?

A: We have never heard of a birth control pill which is reduced in efficacy when combined with tobacco. Generally birth control pills and smoking are considered a poor combination over the long run because of increased risk of heart problems. This is the case with Estrostep Fe as well. Warnerchilcott.com/products/estrostep/safety.php To the best of our knowledge no commonly used recreational drugs decrease the efficacy of birth control pills. We have seen no journal...


Does ecstasy reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

A: While there is no published research on this topic that we are aware of, there is strong anecdotal evidence that mdma (ecstasy) has no effect of the action of birth control pills. Many thousands of women on birth control use ecstasy and after talking to hundreds, we have heard of no reports of a reduction in effectiveness of the birth control pill''s mechanisms. I don''t think this is an area for concern. One thing to...


After effects of birth control pills

A: Hi Rhonda, Thanks for your question and hope I can help. Please consult your personal physician also about this question as I am not a medical doctor. I think it is healthy to stop taking the pills and yes, this could be your body reacting to the loss of the hormones you have been taking for years. It might take a little time for your body to get regulated again back to normal. I would like to do a little more research if you would email me at DCHERYL51@yahoo.com I hope to hear from you soon. Diane Cheryl DCHERYL51@yahoo.com...

What are the side effects of birth control pills?

A: There are soo many diff side effects but it all depends on the person and the what pill you have... The most common side effect is "Abstinence". Same is true for the shot. Actualy I read an interesting article about how women on the pill choose different partners than they would when not on the pill. Something about the way the pill changes the scent pattern of suitable/unsuitable potential mates....

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