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A 19-year-old female asked:

do food product containing gelatin, particularly gummy bears and gummy worms, reduce the effectiveness of bc pills, if taken just a few minutes apart?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not normally: A person who is taking her birth control pills properly, and then eats a typical, normal amount of gelatin-containing foods, should not notice any change in the effectiveness of her birth control pills. Of course, nobody knows what would happen if a person ate an unsually huge amount of gelatin. Thus, as with all things in life... everything in moderation.

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Last updated May 27, 2018

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