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Can lemon affect birth control pills

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, however always take your pill with water only instead of lemon juice, sodas, or other liquids.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Doubtful: I am unaware of any decrease in the effectiveness of Birth Control that would be caused by Lemon Balm. Check with your pharmacist to be sure as well.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Lemon has no effect: It is not uncommon to have irregular bleeding the first several months after you start birth control pills. However, if the bleeding is very heavy or... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Herb tea: The above ingredients are common garden plants, not toxic. Birth control should not be affected.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Philip
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Drug interactions : Reviewed medical database and was unable to find any evidence of significant drug interactions between formulations of cysteine and birth control pill... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications.
A member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
No: it doesn't, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine.You can ask your orescribing ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No, just the caffeine. in the tea which can accelerate the fetal heart rate.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
No: Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is not known to affect birth control pills. Best wishes!