STD Channel
Topics & Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Oral Contraceptives Information

Women looking for birth control often turn to oral contraceptives. Also called birth control pills or just "the pill," this is one of the most widely used contraceptive methods available. One tablet is taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day. While all oral contraceptives are designed to prevent pregnancy, some are approved for addition uses, such as acne or premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
 
Most women have no problems with oral contraceptives; however, provide your healthcare provider with information on your complete medical history, as some women may be more likely to have complications than others. This includes women with a history of heart disease, those who are over age 35, and those who are heavy smokers.
 
(For more information on these drugs, including how they work to prevent pregnancy, possible side effects, and what to do if you miss a dose, click Oral Contraceptives.)
 
 

Oral Contraceptives Information

Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.