Which of the following describes the category of oral contraceptives commonly
referred to as "combination products''?
a. Progesterone and estrogen products are together in the same product.
b. Progesterone and androgen drugs are combined in order to affect ovulation
and ovum implantation in the uterus.
Estrogen and clomiphene citrate is combined in order to prevent pregnancy.
d. Estrogen and androgens are administered in separate dosage forms in order
to simulate pregnancy and interfere with progesterone levels in the blood.
Select the side effect associated with the use of oral contraceptives.
Which of the following statements should be told to the patient who has just
started to take an oral contraceptive?
a. The patient can miss as many as two consecutive days of taking the oral
contraceptive, if the monthly menstrual cycle is regular.
b. Use alternative methods of contraception when using "the pill" for the first
If the patient vomits within two hours after taking the tablet, the patient should
wait until the next day to take the next tablet.
d. If the patient is on a trip and forgets to bring the oral contraceptive with her,
she can take as many as three oral contraceptive tablets from a friend.