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A 41-year-old member asked:

Does peppermint oil change the effects of birth control pill?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Possibly: Peppermint oil interacts with a good number of medications that are metabolized by the liver. Birth control pills are metabolized by the liver; so it's likely there is an interaction although i could not find a definitive reference stating what effect the oil would have on bcp's. Your gynecologist may have more information.

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