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pill

 [pil]
morning-after pill popular name for an emergency postcoital contraceptive containing a high dose of the hormones usually found in an oral contraceptive, either an estrogen plus a progestational agent, or the latter alone; used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse occurs, or after a contraceptive method fails during intercourse, administered orally.

pill

(pil), A pill is spherical. Avoid referring to tablets and capsules as pills in formal speech and writing.
1. A small globular mass of some coherent, but soluble, substance containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed.
See also: tablet.
2. The Pill; a colloquial term for oral contraceptives.
[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

pill

(pil) tablet.

pill

(pĭl)
n.
1. A small pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by swallowing whole or by chewing.
2. Informal An oral contraceptive. Used with the.
v. pilled, pilling, pills

pill

See tablet.

pill

Chinese medicine
A therapeutic preparation consisting of ground herbal powder mixed with honey, rolled into a ball and baked; pills may be mixed with other bases—e.g., flour paste, beeswax and fermented dough.
 
Medspeak
A medication formulated in tablet form, meant for oral use.

pill

Medtalk A medication formulated in tablet form, intended to be  taken orally. See Little yellow pill, Minipill, Pressure pill, Sugar pill, Water pill.

pill

(pil)
1. A small, globular mass of soluble material containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed; colloquially, any solid dosage form of oral medicine, including tablets and capsules.
2. "The pill"; colloquial term for an oral contraceptive.
[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

pill

See ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE.

pill

(pil) A pill is spheric. Avoid referring to tablets and capsules as pills.
A small globular mass of some coherent, but soluble, substance containing a medicinal substance to be swallowed.
[L. pilula; dim. of pila, ball]

pill

a small globular or oval medicated mass to be swallowed; a tablet.

enteric-coated pill
one enclosed in a substance that dissolves only when it has reached the intestines.

Patient discussion about pill

Q. does sleeping pills addictive? and is it ok health wise?

A. Most sleeping pills are addictive and it is advised to consult a doctor before starting any treatment, for the best treatment plan and what doses you should use.

Q. do any diet pills work

A. There is orlistat that prevents absorbing fat from the diet, sibutramine that reduces appetite that are currently approved by the FDA. (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a601244.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a601110.html)

There also surgeries for weight loss called "bariatric surgeries" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bariatric_surgery).

However, the first step before the use of drugs or surgery is simply diet and physical exercise - these are the mainstay of weight loss. Drugs are usually an adjunct to it.

Q. how long dose pills take to get pills out your system

A. Marijuana takes about a month to leave your system ,ask someone who has to have a UA

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dmc=1&ts=20150313T1108231151) Progestin pills , also known as mini pills, are the less popular of the two pill types and are the only time-sensitive forms of birth control medication.
Percentages are based on women who used oral contraceptive pills in the past 4 weeks and had sexual intercourse in the past 12 months, who were asked the question "Still thinking about the past 4 weeks, how many pills that you were supposed to take did you miss?
Pills containing one of the newer types of progestogen hormone - such as drospirenone, desogestrel, gestodene, and cyproterone - are associated with an increased risk of VTE than pills containing older progestogens such as levonorgestrel and norethisterone, it was found.
District Judge Edward Korman's ruling that the morning after pill should be made available to all women without age restrictions.
So you've decided to use birth control pills for contraception, but all the choices seem confusing.
There are a number of different contraceptive pills to choose from and often women find that they are suited to some more than others.
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, who led the study, says: "Since this study we've been looking at the varying moods between users of different pills.
Some of my friends split their pills to save money.
Women who use emergency contraception pills are also likely to later use highly effective contraception methods, according to a March AJPH study, refuting conjecture that access to such pills can lead to a decline in contraceptive use.
To reduce dosing errors and avoid unnecessarily complex dosing, I suggest employing a "clinical reference dosing unit" (CRDU)--a basic reference dose expressed in milligrams that covers the typical dose range if administered as 1 to 4 pills.
But, over the past 10 years, contraceptive experts have increasingly, and more fiercely, questioned the soundness of a formulation that contains only 21 hormone pills and produces a monthly withdrawal bleed.