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can humira knock out the effectiveness of birth control

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Humira (adalimumab) and BCP: Humira (adalimumab) should not effect birth control when you pick up your medication, your pharmacist can also tell you if there are any interactions ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implant: Studies show Long acting reversible contraception (LARCS) are the most effective birth control especially for young patients and those with medical co ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Tomberlin
21 years experience Pediatrics
Depends. : It depends on which type of birth control you are using. Can you give more detail?
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience Bariatrics
BCP effectiveness: No, if your take your birth control pills correctly, they should not affect the efficacy of the medication. I am referrring to diet pills that are pre ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I do not believe so.: I have never heard of this occuring.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Tetanus anti BCP's: A tetanus shot is inactivated toxin fro the tetanus bacteria. It will have no effect on the efficacy of birth control pills.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
No effect: Diflucan (fluconazole) is particularly good at killing yeast infection--with a single dose. It poses no risk to the fetus.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: They affect absorption...Reducing absorption so pills are not as effective.
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Z-pak yes: A Z-pak alone can certainly interfere with bcp's. Use protection until the start of the next cycle.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Amrix (extended- release cyclobenzaprine capsue) is a muscle relaxant and does not affect the effectiveness of the loestrin fe 1.5/30 birth control p ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Inhibits ovulation: Most hormonal forms of contraception work by tricking your body into thinking it's pregnant, thereby inhibiting ovulation. Some also thicken cervical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: safe: The NuvaRing and patch depend on creating a poor environment for a fertilized egg to implant in the womb. On occasions, both methods may fail. Both ar ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No need: If taken correctly and as directed, it should do the job. No need for backup as long as you didn't missed any dose. Bmi 25-27 is not that bad...
A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Generally No: Antidepressants generally do not alter the effectiveness of Birth control, but to be safe it is recommended to use condoms as well which help prevent ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Kingsford
34 years experience Pediatrics
May lower Lamictal: Use of the 2 drugs may result in a lower plasma concentration of your Lamictal.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: According to the insert information it doesn't appear to affect this medication. Use caution for birth control if you have an infection with fever or ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No Negative Effect: No there is no negative effect
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
It varies: Sometimes switching birth-control pills can cause intermittent spotting. As long as the dosage and hormonal content is similar the contraceptive abili ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
I don't think so.: There should not be any side effects or interactions
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vanita Patel
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: You don't get pregnant if you are using pills regularly.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Withdrawal ineffecti: You should know that withdrawal is NOT a backup method at all. Your girlfriend could still get pregnant. Condoms can slip off, have a hole or slip par ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Voogd
19 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely : While marijuana contains multiple compounds, there is no published data at this time indicating that consumption of marijuana causes decreased efficac ... Read More
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