the Pill

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the Pill

A popular term for any oral contraceptive.

The Pill

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

A popular term for any oral contraceptive
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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 and

There also surgeries for weight loss called "bariatric surgeries" (

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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References in classic literature ?
If you have no objection, I will provide her beforehand with a few thousand impressions in red, blue, and yellow of her own portrait ('You might have blown this patient away with a feather before she took the Pill. Look at her now!').
I believe the students would rather take the pills than study, and certainly the pills are a more effective method.
"Seems to me the pills are a good thing," said Omby Amby, who remembered how it used to make his head ache as a boy to study arithmetic.
This paper the boy proceeded to unfold, taking care not to spill the pills, and found several lines clearly written in red ink.
"He must be a powerful Sorcerer!" exclaimed the Tin Woodman; "and since the powder proved a success we ought to have confidence in the pills."
"Then the pills are of no use to us," wailed the Pumpkinhead; "and this fact overwhelms me with grief.
"If we could use the pills at all we would make far better wishes than that."
"Dear me, how singular!" said Aunt Plenty, bringing her spectacles to bear upon the pills, with a face so full of respectful interest that it was almost too much for Dr.
The casket passed around the table, but it was more to examine the admirable emerald than to see the pills that it passed from hand to hand.
Our results support these recommendations, suggesting that physicians should help patients place their contraceptive decisions within the context of their lives, which, consistent with findings from a qualitative study on contraceptive failure in France, (26) we found to be associated with inconsistent use of the pill. Thus, women who had not had sexual intercourse during the study period or whose last partner had not been a regular partner were more likely than others to miss their pill.
The pill contains three drugs--GlaxoSmithKline PLC's Epivar (lamivudine) and Retrovir (zidovudine) and Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd.'s Viramune (nevirapine)--that are considered to be front-line therapies for AIDS and account for nearly half of the drugs taken by patients with the disease.
Experts now believe the Pill can help protect against ovarian cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.