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A 19-year-old female asked:

Will taking skincare supplements (containing glutathione, l-cysteine, vitamins c b and e, collagen) affect the efficacy of birth control pills? (yasmin)

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Oral contraceptives: The metabolism of oral contraceptives(OCP) is accelerated by medications for seizure disorders, antibiotics,anti-viral meds such as for HIV. The supplements you mentioned are most likely not going to interfere with the success of the OCP. The meds mentioned cause the OCP not to be as effective and thus the risk of becoming pregnant is higher.

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