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A 23-year-old female asked:

Does prozac make birth control less effective?

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Prozac/Birth control: I understand your concern about Prozac is a medication for Depression. It may cause: •Decreased libidoDysmenorrhea •Bleeding Depression may cause: •Low Sex Drive •Irregular and excessive vaginal bleeding Please see a Psychiatrist for: •Severity of Depression •Need and dose of Prozac needed •Type of birth control you are using •Side effects; including on birth control •Therapy for stresses
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
No known effect: Prozac has not been observed to birth control less effective. Studies have shown it is safe to take both Prozac and birth control together with no effect on safety and efficacy.

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