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Answered 2011-08-06 23:40:46

No, if you take the patch off, you need to discard it and use a new one.

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Is the birth control patch as effective as Depo-Provera?

No, the patch is less effective than the shot.

Do antibiotics affect the birth control patch?

The birth control patch has a failure rate of less than 1% when it is used correctly and consistently. The patch may not protect you from pregnancy if you are taking antibiotics or medications for fungal infections or seizures.

Can you bleed after removing the birth control patch early?

If you stop the birth control, you may have bleeding even if your last period was less than a month ago.

What if you change the birth control patch less than one day late?

If you change the birth control patch on the scheduled day but not at the same hour, you are still protected. If later than that, use a backup method for the first seven days.

Who uses the birth control patch?

Patients who use the birth control patch are those who want to avoid pregnancy or reduce painful or excessive menstruation, but do not want to take a pill daily. Since the patch needs to be changed only once weekly, it's less likely to be forgotten.

What will happen if you wear a birth control patch while your period on?

You'll lower your risk of pregnancy. You may have less menstrual flow than usual. You should continue to wear the patch as scheduled, regardless of bleeding.

Does Topamax affect birth control?

If you're taking more than 200 mg of Topamax, it could make the birth control pill, ring, or patch less effective. Topamax does not affect how well Depo Provera, the IUD, or condoms work.

Do vaccinations affect birth control?

There are no methods of birth control that are made less reliable by taking an immunization.

If you have never taken birth control. Does birth control slow down your period?

The birth control pill will (or at least should) make your periods more regular and less intensive. The bloodloss will be far less (for most women)

What if you put your birth control patch on at 1205AM on Thursday but your patch change day is on Wednesday which day do you start changing it on Wednesday your normal day or Thursday?

Since you changed the patch just after midnight, I suggest you keep changing on Wednesday. Changing earlier (Wed) has less risk than changing on Thursday morning or afternoon.

Why are third world countries birth rate higher?

less use of birth control

What kind of birth control has less side effect?

Condoms are the kind of birth control with highest reliability and the least side effects.

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Do stool softeners make the birth control pills or shot less effective?

No stool softeners don't effect hormonal birth control.

Do muscle rubs make the birth control pill less effective?


Does omnicef effect birth control pills?

In theory all antibiotics can make birth control pills less effective. This concern has not been proved.

What is the percent affectiveness for condoms when used perfectly?

!00% for birth control and a little less for disease control

Why do less developed countries have a high birth rate?

Less developed countries have a high birth rate because they do not have a birth control unlike other countries in the world. Hope this helps

Is it likely to get pregnant after your period even if you are taking birth control?

There is always a chance, but since you're using birth control it's just less likely.

Does all birth control make you gain weight?

Yes, most birth control pills do cause meight gain, but some less than others,

Does birth control cause your cervix to close?

One of the ways that hormonal birth control prevents pregnancy is by thickening the cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to get to the egg. Birth control doesn't close the cervix, but it does make it less permeable.

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Can you suppress a period by starting birth control less than a month before vacation?

Hi, You can stop your period from arriving by continuing to take the active birth control pills.

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Does alcohol affect birth control shot?

Yes, it will make you less likely to remember to get it!