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Do antidepressants affect birth control pills

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: It is possible and safe.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am not addressing: your actual question. BUT, why are you taking both sertraline and escitalopram ? That doesn't make sense - until less you are titrating off one med on ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: There are no interactions with those medications for most people. The birth control pills don't decrease the effectiveness of the anti-depressants. No ... Read More
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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, it does not: But why are you taking this kind of junk?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Effects of Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) are used to reduce the acidity of the stomach and are also used to bind phosphorus in the small intestine. They would no inte ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: no
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: No topical antibiotics do not affect birth control pills.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Chlamydia: Medication used in the treatment of chlamydia has no effect on birth control pills
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But of course I don't recommend smoking of anything
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