A 22-year-old female asked:
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on orsythia. can i drink senna (laxative) tea during my inactive pills and still be protected when i start a new pack?

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not affected: Expediting discharge of bowel contents while on the inactive pills will not affect the efficacy of the birth control pill.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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Please clarify...: ...Are you asking about birth control pills, or something else here? Also, why do you feel you need a laxative?
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Dr. Christina Enzmann
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No: None of these ingredients should affect the effectiveness of your birth control pill, .
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