U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 45-year-old member asked:

What herbs or vitamins decrease birth control?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Thomas Lyons
Gynecology 44 years experience
None: There are no decreased birth control effects with herbs or vitamins.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 44-year-old member asked:

What's the expert opinion, could the vitamins decrease the effectiveness of my birth control?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No it will not: No it will not interfere with birth control pills, there is no contraindication and safe.
Arlington, VA
A 26-year-old female asked:

Are there any vitamins that affect or decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Vits and BC pills: Certain medications can interfere with birth control pills and decrease their effectiveness, and certain vitamins may do the same. The birth control pills might interfere with vitamin absorption, as well. In general though, Vitamins are fine to take while on BC. Pills prevent Preg, but do not prevent STI's-so use condoms too. Always tell your doctor about any vitamins you take before starting birth control pills.

Related questions

A 23-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Sep 15, 2013

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.