Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Oral contraceptives, progesterone pills, combination pills - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Birth Control
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3387 Questions
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I just got married recently. I wanted to know about the various options for oral contraception
Doctor :   You have two kind of drugs as oral contraceptives
User :   ok
Doctor :   Combination pills and Progesterone pills
User :ok
Doctor :   You can choose to take any one of tem
User :   which is better
User :   and on what basis do i choose
Doctor :   Combined pills are better
Doctor :   which contain Oestrogen and Progesterone
User :   ok
User :   can you give me the name for this that i can ask the chemist
Doctor :   Mala D and Mala N are alone over the counter pills which does not require prescription
Doctor :   They are approved by Government
Doctor :   But other are prescription based
Doctor :   Hence you need a prescription from doctor to buy them from a chemist
User :   ok, when do i have to start it?
Doctor :   Day 2 of your cycle
Doctor :   They usually go for 28 days
User :   what is day 2 of my cycle?
User :   does it mean the second day after my periods
Doctor :   and after you finish the last pill on 28 day, you will have the periods coming in.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Day 2 of the cycle is the second day from the menstrual period starts
Doctor :   Day 1 being the first day.
User :   oh, so i have to take it when i have my periods
Doctor :   You have to start from the first days of your periods
User :   so if i want to have intercourse tomorrow but i dont have my periods?
User :   then?
Doctor :   Then you should choose other contraceptives
User :   oh
User :   like?
Doctor :   Condom
User :   ok
Doctor :   From the time you start oral contraceptives till 2 months you have to use condom
Doctor :   because contraceptives take some time to reach their full effectiveness
User :   so once i take the pills, i will have to continue it
User :   cant stop mid-way
Doctor :   You can stop
Doctor :   but you will have to stop with the advice from the doctor usually after the complete pack
User :   ok
User :   during my wedding to stop my periods i was given a medicine called regestrone
User :   what is it
User :   can it act as a contraception
Doctor :   No it can postpone periods
User :   ohh
User :   so having intercourse at that time is as bad as having unprotected sex
User :   ok
User :   is that true?
Doctor :   At what time?
Doctor :   During periods?
User :   no, during when i was on regestrone
Doctor :   You are partly protected even with progesterone pills like Regestrone
User :   ok
User :   what about i-pill
User :   can i use it if i know we will only have intercourse maybe twice
Doctor :   Yes you can use it
User :   since my husband stays abroad
Doctor :   I suggest to take Regular oral contraceptives
Doctor :   rather than Emergency contraceptives like Ipill
Doctor :   Ipill is meant for post conception emergency
Doctor :   Not for planned contraception
User :   ok but we usually are together for 2 days in 6 months
User :   so what is the point in taking regular contraceptives
Doctor :   I completely understood your situation now
Doctor :   If you use a condom it is rather better thing for a day or two
Doctor :   The next thing is Ipill
Doctor :   Are you with me?
User :   ok
User :   so if we dont want to use a condom, we shd try i-pill
Doctor :   I think it is best option, but then you run risk of having irregular periods
Doctor :   and bleeding kind of issues
User :   oh
User :   alright
User :   thank you so much for you patience in answering my questions
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for nw
User :   bye!
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor