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Is it okay to take birth control and a herbal estrogen hormone supplement together?
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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arreyanswered
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Notadvisable: Your birth control contains estrogens/progestin and adding the herbal estrogen product increases the amount of estrogen/ side effects with probably no additional benefits. Common side effects may include skin rash, acne, or brown spots on the skin, breast tenderness, slight weight gain, nausea and even mood changes. Please see your doctor if you think you need more estrogen. Take care.
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