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Can general anesthesia, vicodin or naproxen affect birth control? (mini pill)

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
They shouldn't: None of those should interfere with the minipill. However, the minipill is a Progesterone only pill and tends to be pretty sensitive. You have to take it at the same time every day and stress can effect it. If you are worried, use a back up method like condoms for a couple of days.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Probably not: Ther is no evidence indicating that anesthesia or the medications you have listed would interfere with birth control pills.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: The medications used should have no effect on the actions of the mini-pill.

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