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My Canadian Pharmacy Experts Compare The Best Oral Contraceptives

Posted by Alternative Medicine on March 30, 2017 in Heath Care with No Comments


Despite a rather wide range of different barrier contraceptives represented at My Canadian Pharmacy website, hormonal birth control pills currently occupy the leading sales position in Canadian pharmacy. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of contraindications that follow the most popular oral contraceptives as well as the rules for their admission. That is why considering the vast choice of different brand and generic oral contraceptives offered on My Canadian Pharmacy Pro and other important questions related to these drugs, TheAlternativeMedicine.Net decided to compare the best medications with help of MCP experts.

Two most common types of oral contraceptives and their major differences

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All hormonal pills for contraception who can be used by women are divided into two main groups: combined oral contraceptive pills (COCPs) and mini-pills.

All COCPs contain substances like ethinyl estradiol (estrogen analogue) and progestogen (like norgestrel, gestodene, desogestrel, norethisterone, etc.). Depending on various content in combined oral contraceptive pills are divided into monophasic, two- and three-phase preparations:

  1. Monophasic COCPs

In these pills the percentage of estrogen and progestin components do not vary in each oral pill. For example, desogestrel and ethinyl estradiol can be found in two best preparations of this sub-group Jeanine and Femilon.

  1. Two-phase (biphasic) COCPs

The dose of estrogen is identical in all pills but the percentage of progestogen varies according to the first and second periods of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Among these preparations My Canadian Pharmacy recommends such pills all Didrogesteron + Estradiol  combinations in brand and generic forms, Ethinylestradiol + Levonorgestrel like Sekvilar, ethinylestradiol + Horetisteron, ethinylestradiol + chlormadinone acetate combos (most of our users recommend these COCPs because of their safety and high efficacy profile).

  1. Triphasic COCPs

All hormones in such pills like estrogen and progestin are changed three times per a single package – this is associated with the change of periods in a menstrual cycle. Allegedly such pills can also treat acne but this action is more like a good side effect than an approved indication. You can buy Merci as the best triphasic bith control pill at My Canadian Pharmacy Pro.

On the contrast to COCPs, mini-pills are composed only of progestogen. Their mechanism of action provides the local effect on peripheral portions of a female genital system. Firstly, a mini-pill affects the discharge of cervical mucus and its amount. Thus, at mid-cycle, its volume decreases mucus viscosity but it’s still high in any phases of a menstrual cycle that prevents free movement of sperm. And a mini-pill also changes biochemical and morphological structures of endometrium, which create a “bad” condition for sperm action. Approximately a half of all women taking mini-pills got their ovulation processes blocked. The fans of mini-pills should, foremost, try lynestrenol and desogestrel sold under different trade names and generic titles.

How to choose a good birth control pill: tips from My Canadian Pharmacy experts

Women of low or medium height, very feminine in appearance, with skin and hair prone to dryness, with a significant and long-lasting menstrual blood loss and with a menstrual cycle of more than four weeks should choose multi-phasic COCPs.

Women of average height, with breasts of medium in size, with normal hair, without premenstrual symptoms and having only 5 menstrual days after full 4 weeks. Such women should use second-generation birth control pills: Marvelon, Silest, Femoden and other monophasic COCPs.

There are special recommendations for women who already gave birth to a child. A standard blister mini-pill contains 28 tablets. These pills must be taken without any interruption at 7 days, at the same hour. A mini-pill is commonly suitable for women who already fed with breast milk. If a woman is not lactating or prefer artificial feeding, she should choose a low-dose COCP. COCPs can be started on 21 – 28 days after birth.

It is worth mentioning that in any scenario the contraceptive effect from a birth control pill reveals after 2 weeks of regular admission and 100% guarantee of the contraceptive effect and reliability of this method occurs only on the second month after taking the same birth control pill regularly. Blockade of ovaries begins as soon as the hormones of pills start coming into genitals, but the maximum guarantee comes after one full month of their application.

According to multiple user reviews at My Canadian Pharmacy Pro (read now), modern birth control pills contain far less estrogen than their predecessors. This means that they have fewer side effects. And despite this, they are still highly effective. However, despite differences both types of described birth control pills have their own  unique benefits.

Combined birth control pills provide a number of advantages:

  • With daily admission they are effective up to 99%. However, the usual failure rate is 3% – 8%, according to the anonymous poll that was held among My Canadian Pharmacy users;
  • Menstrual cycle becomes less abundant, more regular and less painful;
  • Less premenstrual symptoms such as mood swings;
  • Lowered risk of cancer of the ovary and uterus, and breast cysts and inflammatory diseases of pelvic organs;
  • Decreased acne;
  • Such pills prevent the development of ectopic pregnancy;
  • Decreased discomfort from endometriosis.

Mini-pills have also a bunch of advantages to consider:

  • Thickening of cervical mucus to prevent sperm getting to eggs;
  • Changes in uterus’ lining, making it difficult to implantation of a fertilized egg;
  • They are available in packages designed for 28 days and all pills are active;
  • They can be taken during breastfeeding;
  • They can be taken by women who cannot tolerate estrogen – for example, by those who smoke or who are over 35 years old, with high blood pressure or migraines with auras;
  • They reduce menstrual blood loss and cramps;
  • They protect against cancer of uterus and ovaries, as well as decrease the risks of inflammatory diseases of pelvic organs.

Along with oral contraceptives that should be taken for a long term period, MCP offers the so-called emergency contraceptive pills should be taken in order to prevent pregnancy that may happen because of an unprotected sex contract beforehand. Plan B and Morning After are the best emergency contraceptive pills that you should always have at hand. Feel free to ask our experts any questions in order to choose the best oral contraceptives. You can buy all of described birth control pills at My Canadian Pharmacy www.mycanadianpharmacypro.com with decent discounts and via great daily offers sent to our subscribers and registered users.