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A 24-year-old female asked:

is it safe to take oral contraceptives (levora) and schwartz green stinger supplements (ephedra, bitter orange, etc) at the same time?

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Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Be careful: Ephedra and bitter orange can increase blood pressure. Oral contraceptives can increase risk of blood clot. This combination of increased BP and increased risk of blood clot is not healthy. If you are trying to lose weight, there are better and safer ways to do this. Please discuss with your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R

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