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Can prenatal vitamins affect birth control pills

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Yes: Yes u can take a prenatal or a multivitamin and it should not interfere with the effectiveness of the pill like some antibiotics can.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Absolutely!: That is a great idea! as most birth control pills have an up to 8% pregnancy rate annually with typical use, taking Folic Acid and pnv preconceptional... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Yes if not pregnant: If you are taking prenatal vitamins and you are not pregnany you can take it with birth control pills.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 42 years experience
?upset stomach: There should not be any medical reason you can't take all three simultaneously if you can tolerate them. Since any of the three can cause nausea it m... Read More
Dr. William Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
Nothing bad: Vitamins are vitamins. Iron is iron birthcontol pills are just that. They can all mix just fine.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
In general, NO!: You can always ask the pharmacist and check any of a number of excellent drug interaction websites.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
No: There is no interaction between a multivitamin and how a birth control pill works. Both are safe to take together and work fine.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Pregnancy: Yes, you can start taking prenatal vitamins now. Regarding when to stop to use of various forms of birth control, that depends on which one you are u... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
Yes, but why?: If you are taking them because you plan on coming off the birth control pills, then yes it's okay. Otherwise, they don't provide any known health bene... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Vitamins: Take 400 mcg of folic acid per day, this can be found in a good prenatal vitamin or can be taken alone in the months before pregnancy to help insure a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable t... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: It's fine. I'm perhaps in the minority in believing that routine supplementation with inexpensive vitamin-mineral tablets is worthwhile for people wit... Read More
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