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A 18-year-old female asked:

I would like to start taking peppermint oil capsules to help with some stomach issues. will they decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No, it won't : Good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
"Issues"?: The word "issues" is so vague as to be meaningless. If "issues" means symptoms of heartburn or reflux, be advised that mint-containing substances may actually make these worse. If you're doing this without discussing it with your doctor, you're making a mistake.

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Last updated Jun 15, 2019

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