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  Can i take oral contraceptive pills (Althea from Trust Program, to be specific)and at the same time whitening PIll(Metathione) at the same time? Will there beany bad effect?

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in this forum. oral contraceptive pills do induce/activate our body?s P-450enzymes which in turn can aggravate the metabolism of various enzymes and drugs in the body. However, such anaggravation usually does not have much significant effect on the protein/amino acid metabolism. Whitening Pill(Metathione) is a kind of glutathione, which is a small protein made up of amino acids (which are normalconstituents in our body). So, as such also, there is no harm in taking it. Moreover, I have not come acrossany report or study citing any interaction between oral contraceptive pills and the Whitening Pill so far.However,...


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i am married and taking oral contraceptive pill for over a year now. I continuetaking the pill wit

A: Hi, Thank you for posting. Normally, birth control pills are prescribed by doctors after evaluation of thepatient. This clears any medical problem before taking the pill. Some pills are not recommended to those whohave underlying medical conditions and may lead to more harm than good in the long term. It is best that youcheck with your doctor first for proper management. Like many other medications, there are also side effectsand risks that can also be associated with pills. Take care and regards....


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I am on the oral contraceptive pill and have been prescribed Lipitor for high cholesterol, does taking Lipitor decreasethe effectiveness of the pill?

A: Hi, Atorvastatin (Lipitor) increased the area under curve of norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol. So thebioavailability of the drug will increase. If your pill contains these, then you may need a change of pills.Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!...
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i was taking oral contraceptive pill for the last three years now i have stoptaking it ,my periods didnt come on datewhat can i do, the name of tablet ismealine , and we use condoms during this month, i am married with three kids,shouldi go for a urine

A: Hi, How are you? Condoms, if used properly are highly effective. After stopping a birth control pill, it usuallytakes 2 to 4 weeks before ovulation takes place. But to make sure that pregnancy is out of the picture, take ahome-based pregnancy test. Take care and do keep us posted....


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What is emergency oral contraceptive pill?

A: Emergency oral contraceptive pills(EOCPs) are those pills which are used to prevent the risk of unwanted pregnancy within 72 hpurs of unprotected sex.EOCPs are widely used to prevent the unintended pregnancy and are very safe method of contraception. Levonorgestrel is the salt which is been used in these EOCPs which is very safe and effective method for the treatment of unintended pregnancy. T-PILL 72 is the name by which you can get the tablet in the market. T-PILL 72 is the EOCP which is available to your nearby chemist. you can take T-PILL 72 within 72 hours of unprotected sex to avoid the risk of unwanted pregnancy....
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For someone in whom PCOS is suspected, does being on the combined oral contraceptive pill alter the ultrasound appearance of the cysts on the ovaries?

A: We found two primary studies on Medline that consider PCOS and oral contraception use in terms of its influence on the ovaries at ultrasound. The first is entitled “How common are polycystic ovaries in normal women and what is their significance for the fertility of the population?” (1). It had a cohort of 190 women from an initial 1065 (a “random sample of women born in the years 1952-1969 from a list of a single Group Practice”)  invited  “to attend for reproductive history questionnaire, examination, ultrasound scan of the ovaries and hormone measurements within 5 days of the onset of menstruation.” It found: “The prevalence of PCO was 22% (41/190). PCO and non-PCO women were similar with respect to age, body...
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What are the options for managing patients with menstrual migraine who are taking the oral contraceptive pill. Their migraines just occur in the pill free week?

A: PRODIGY has a guideline on migraine [1], this defines menstrual migraine as: “Menstrual migraine occurs within 1-2 days of the start of menses, and at no other time. Evidence suggests that oestrogen withdrawal triggers migraine in some women. Menstrual-associated migraine occurs within the menses and at other times of the menstrual cycle. Only 14% of women with migraine suffer from menstrual migraine, but up to 60% suffer from menstrual-associated migraine. Migraine diaries can accurately differentiate menstrual migraine from menstrual-associated migraine. This is important since the preventative treatment of menstrual migraine is different from that of menstrual-associated migraine.” They also have a section dealing with the management.  This includes the following...
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Does the antibiotic trimethoprim interfere with the oral contraceptive pill - Mercilon?

A: The Faculty of Family Practice and Reproductive Health Care answered the question “For women using broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs (specifically trimethoprim), can combined oral contraception be used safely?” in 2005 [1].  We feel this answers your question.  They report:   “Trimethropin and other medications used to treat urinary tract infections are broad-spectrum antibacterial drugs.   FFPRHC CEU guidance advises that it has been practice in the UK to advise additional contraceptive protection for women using combined hormonal contraception when broad-spectrum antibiotics are used. Based on currently published low quality evidence antibiotics (broad-spectrum and narrow...
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Is lamotrigine a liver enzyme inducer? ie would a woman on lamotrigine and an combined oral contraceptive pill need a 50 microgram pill?

A: The Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care have answered a number of questions relating to lamotrigine and COC.  The first question “For women with epilepsy using lamotrigine (a non-liver enzyme inducer) is the effectiveness of hormonal contraception reduced?” [1] was answered: “Anti-epileptic drugs, which are liver enzyme inducers, can reduce the contraceptive efficacy of combined oral contraceptives, progestogen-only pills and implants. They do not effect progestogen-only injectables and there is little evidence they reduce the effect of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system. Lamotrigine, like sodium...
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I am desperately worried that I might fall pregnant. This would be a disaster as my wage is essential to pay our mortgage, and we would lose our house if I fell pregnant. I am on the oral contraceptive pill, but I really want to know how effective it is.

A: The pill is the most effective form of reversible contraception known to medical science. If taken correctly, only one or two in every 1000 women will fall pregnant in a year of using the pill. By comparison, 120 women using the condom as contraceptive will fall pregnant in a year of use, 30 using the intrauterine device and between 50 and 200 using the rhythm method and its derivatives. If no contraceptive is used, 850 out of every 1000 normally menstruating women would be pregnant after a year. The only forms of contraceptive that are more effective are hormone implants and injections, vasectomy, tubal ligation and total sexual abstinence (the most reliable of them all!). Most women who have fallen pregnant on...


 
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