combined oral contraceptive


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combined oral contraceptive

an oral contraceptive that includes both an estrogen and a progestogen, which may be administered in either two or three different phases during each menstrual cycle.

combined oral contraceptive

(kŏm-bīnd′),

COC

A birth control pill that contains both an estrogen and a progestin.

combined oral contraceptive

A hormonal contraceptive containing both an oestrogen and a PROGESTOGEN drug. See also CONTRACEPTION.
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Female patients may also consider using combined oral contraceptives and spironolactone.
Liang S, Grossman D and Phillips KA, User characteristics and outof-pocket expenditures for progestin-only versus combined oral contraceptives, Contraception, 2012, 86(6):666-672.
Effect of combined oral contraceptive pills on lipid profile blood pressure and body mass index in women of child bearing age.
3) But, the risks of VTE from the most common low-dose combined oral contraceptives are quite small.
In contrast, the generally acknowledged requirement for combined oral contraceptive pills to suppress the HPO axis is seven days (23).
However, recent studies based on large population samples suggested that as compared to the previously used medications, current combined oral contraceptives (COC) do not affect periodontal health, possibly related to their lower concentration of progesterone and estradiol.
Under pressure from France, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected to publish an opinion on the health-related risks of several combined oral contraceptives (COC) in September.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of combined oral contraceptive pills on lipid profile in females of reproductive age group.
The hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle affect this reaction, so all participants were taking the monophasic combined oral contraceptive pill.
2] of copper); 3) quarterly injectable (medroxyprogesterone acetate, 150 mg only); 4) combined oral contraceptive (norgestrel, 0.
The combined oral contraceptive (COC) is among the most widely used methods of contraception worldwide.
The headaches can also occur during other times in life when a woman's hormones are changing - during the first three months of pregnancy, the menopause, while taking HRT or on on the combined oral contraceptive pill

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