the Pill


Also found in: Idioms.

the Pill

A popular term for any oral contraceptive.

The Pill

A colloquial, generic term for the combined oral (hormonal) contraceptive pill.

the Pill

A popular term for any oral contraceptive

Patient discussion about the 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

More discussions about the Pill
References in periodicals archive ?
Her parents blame the fatal clot on the Pill, which her GP had prescribed to regulate her periods.
This is due to increased testosterone levels when ovulation is suppressed, as well as the general hormone changes that take place when you're on the pill.
To work effectively the pill must be taken every day for 21 days and then stopped for seven days where there is a period-like bleeding.
The pill bug, or "roly poly," is easy to find and easy to catch.
5 million UK women who take the Pill already know - it eases period pain.
any out conlion But new research has finally c firmed what many of the 3' mill UK women who take the Pill alre know - it eases period pain.
27 YOU are 42 per cent less likely to get cancer of the ovary or womb after taking the Pill for eight years or more.
After adjustment for age, race and ethnicity, income and body mass index, women who currently used the pill were significantly more likely than those who did not to have had a venous thromboembolism (odds ratio, 4.
states only with a doctor's prescription, the Canadian government maintains that the pill is safe and does not require a doctor's consultation before use.
Scientists analysing the tests at Edinburgh University were delighted with the results and predicted the pill could go on the market within five years.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 25th consecutive year, American women rank the Pill the number one method of reversible birth control, a consensus shared by 90 percent of the country's obstetricians and gynecologists.