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Central Islip, NY
A 20-year-old female asked:

i want to take vh essentials: probiotic & cranberry pills. do they affect birth control. are they safe to take daily with my contraceptive.

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: Probiotics and Cranberry pills are safe to take with birth control. They will not increase your chances of getting pregnant. Best Wishes!
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: This should not interfere with the effectiveness of your birth control. Hope this helps. Dr R
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
Family Medicine 20 years experience
I don't see why not: both are supplements and should be fine to take with contraceptives

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