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.

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

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html) Forbes  even credited the pill for helping advance the woman's equal rights movement.
If you're a non-smoker, it's absolutely fine to take the pill for as long as you need it, provided it isn't causing any problems, and your weight, age and blood pressure aren't posing an unacceptable risk.
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.
The pill also thickens cervical mucus so the sperm cannot reach the egg.
To put your mind at rest, the pill does not have any effect on your ability to get pregnant in later life.
5 million UK women who take the Pill already know - it eases period pain.
The 7-day pill-free interval, combined with a delay in restarting the next phase of the pill regimen, is the likely cause of some of the unintended pregnancies reported in pill users.
Misconceptions and incorrect beliefs may preclude wide use of the pill among teenagers and lead to discontinuations and increased risk of unwanted pregnancies.
1) When used perfectly, the pill has a [allure rate of less than 1%; during typical use, however, the rate is 8%.
Mike DeAngelis, manager of Corporate Communications for CVS Pharmacy, said the company will offer the pill in all of its stores nationwide.