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Doctor insights on: Birth Control Affect Depression

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,605 doctors shared insights

Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can Acetaminophen affect birth control effectiveness?

Can Acetaminophen affect birth control effectiveness?

To my knowledge: this has not been a problem in my practice nor have I found it in the literature. ...Read more

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Does trazodone affect the birth control pill Aviane?

Does trazodone affect the birth control pill Aviane?

Unlikely: I couldn't find any specific drug interactions between Trazodone and Aviane. But do check with your prescribing doctors and pharmacist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

If you are already: Pregnant , you should stop the oral contraceptive but it will not terminate an on-going pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does smoking affects birth control pills?

Does smoking affects birth control pills?

Yes: birth control pills (or oral contraceptives) are combinations usually of an estrogen and a Progesterone product, often both synthetic or semi-synthetic. Smoking does not specifically effect the effectiveness of the pill per se, but there are vastly greater risk to the woman who smokes and uses OCPs of getting blood clots - in the lower legs which can travel to the lungs and be fatal. ...Read more

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Does smoking weed affect birth control pills effectiveness?

Does smoking weed affect birth control pills effectiveness?

Yes, forgetfulness: Smoking weed(marijuana) can affect your birth control pill's effectiveness because that particular altered state of mind can cause forgetfulness and thus failure to take your pills on time. ...Read more

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Birth control pills do affect periods?

Yes: Birth control pills often make periods lighter and shorter. They also decrease your risk of ovarian cancer by 50% if taken for 5 years and decrease your risk of uterine cancer as well. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit affect birth control nexplanon?

Can grapefruit affect birth control nexplanon?

No: Grapefruit does not affect any contraceptives in any way: They are good for you, enjoy! ...Read more

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Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

No interaction: Prednisone treats quite a few conditions and also interacts with quite a few medications, but fortunately not so much with birth control pills, in general. Unfortunately, unexpected reaction can occur with any med or combination of meds, thus always use with caution. Use smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can BusPIRone (anxiety medication) affect the effectiveness of birth control pill Reclipsen?

Can BusPIRone (anxiety medication) affect the effectiveness of birth control pill Reclipsen?

No reports: No - there should not be a problem. Antibiotics can weaken birth control effectiveness and while taking them, additional protection is recommended, but not your medication. If you worry - take them a few hours apart in case a nausea reaction causes you to vomit. Don't worry, you should be safe. ...Read more

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Does lamictal decrease birth control effectiveness?

Does lamictal decrease birth control effectiveness?

LTG + OCP: Studies have shown that Lamictal levels can be lowered by starting progesterone-estrogen contraceptive, but that Lamictal addition to contraceptives does not decrease its effectiveness. Most physicians still recommend dual contraceptive methods primarily due to the safety of most antiepileptics in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Does clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine.You can ask your orescribing doctor if it is safe as there is controversy about antibiotics and bcp except Rifampin and Griseofulvin two antibiotics for sure decrease the effectiveness of bcp. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more