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does prilosec decrease the effectiveness of birth control

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
40 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Am unaware of issues: With any form of oral contraception and the medications listed. The decision should be based on your lifestyle issues, preferences, potential side ef ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: These are not likely to make you allergic but birth control may make you more photosensitive and prone to irregular pigmentation.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
NO : Pepcid (famotidine) is antacid that helps your GI problems. It does not affect your bcp
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: it does not.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it does not.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Grenitz
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OCP efficacay: The best information I have says it does not.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
?: What is AHCC?
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Birth control: No amoxiclllen does not decrease the effectiveness of Sprintec
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doxycycline: Which birth control pills? Unlikely, but be specific.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: There have been reports of oral birth control pills containing estrogen failing with tetracyclines (eg doxycycline), but no conclusive evidence (from ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Acid reflux doesn't not have any effect on birth control pills. No need to worry.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Alcohol: Alcohol usually doesnt affect birth control pills.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Most people who take most antibiotics don't have a decrease in effectiveness, but using a condom in addition can be a backup method til you're done wi ... Read More
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Mercer
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
?: Flutamide is used to treat prostate cancer in men. It is an anti-androgen and should not be used in women. It can be associated with breast cancer a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Used to be the: thought now new thoughts are NO
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience Endocrinology
Yes It Does.: The consequences are erratic cycle, with this antiandrogen, which often is not used anyway because of possible serious effect of liver toxicity.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All antibiotics generally have the effect to decrease the efficacy of birth control pills, so it recommended to use condoms as well while taking these ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, it might.: Please use condoms (which you should be doing anyway) and think about refraining from sex while you're on the medication and for 10 days after, to be ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: As long as you do not miss a pill you are ok.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No...: BUT.. smoking/ tobacco use does not mix with the implant or other types of hormonal birth control due to ^'ed risk for stroke & cardiac problem ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No.: Niacin has nothing to do with oral contraceptives.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Alcohol should not be consumed excessively under any circumstance. Women, who do not want to become unexpectedly pregnant and want to drink alcohol, ... Read More
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