Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Quinacrine - QS
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Quinacrine is Non-Surgical Sterilization
Family Planning Center offers a new sterilization technique called Quinacrine (QS). QS is a safe, nonsurgical, and permanent birth control method that has been used by over 500,000 women around the world!
For more information, call: (800) 810-9840. More...
What is Quinacrine Sterilization
QS is a permanent, nonsurgical sterilization procedure for women
A woman can be sterilized by using Quinacrine antibiotic without the need for surgery. More...
How Quinacrine Antibiotic Works as a Contraceptive
When placed in the fallopian tubes, the quiancrine antibiotic causes the fallopian tubes to close off. This makes it impossible for an egg to pass through.
The QS procedure is non-surgical. To insert the pellets of quinacrine antibiotic into the patient's uterus, a doctor, nurse, or midwife uses a modified IUD inserter. The result permanently diables a woman's ability to become pregnant. More...
Contraceptive Use and the QS Procedure
Will the patient become sterile immediately following the procedure?
No. It takes 6-12 weeks for scars to develop in the fallopian tubes. Therefore, the patient must use another effective contraceptive method for 12 weeks after the first QS procedure. More...
The Quinacrine Sterilization Procedure Requires Two Visits
What if the patient can't return for a second insertion four weeks after the first insertion?
Can the patient become sterile from just one insertion? It is possible. However, research shows that patients having 2 insertions were half as likely to become pregnant as patients who only had one insertion. If the patient cannot return for a second insertion four weeks after her first, she should go to the clinic or call her doctor for advice on what to do. Until she returns for a second insertion, she is still susceptible to become pregnant; therefore, she should continue to use another contraceptive method. More...
Disadvantages of Quinacrine Compared to Surgical Methods of Sterilization
Most of the QS disadvantages that are known are fairly mild and can be avoided.
Quinacrine Sterilization is still considered to be a new procedure for female sterilization and birth control. As with any new procedure, there may be potential consequences that have yet to be discovered. More...
Quinacrine and FDA Approval
The FDA has approved the drug Quinacrine for many uses. However, the FDA has not yet approved Quinacrine for female sterilization. Therefore, Quinacrine Sterilization is currently an 'off-label' use. Using an off-label drug is a perfectly legal, acceptable, and common practice.
For example, doctors have treated Lupus patients with off-label Quinacrine for many years. More...
QS and Tubal Pregnancy
Is a tubal pregnancy possible after QS?
Although it is rare, a tubal pregnancy (a pregnancy which occurs outside of the uterus) is possible after QS (as it is also possible with most other contraceptive methods). QS does not cause tubal pregnancies, it just cannot prevent them. The tubal pregnancy rate with QS is lower than the rate in women who do not use contraception. More...
Fees
In addition to our fair and competitive prices, Family Planning Center offers discounts to patients who are students, senior citizens, or individuals receiving Medicaid.
Please call our office for more details about these discounts. More...