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Birth Control And Flaxseed Oil
No: please advised not to take them together ...Read more
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
Does birth control inhibit the absorption of fish oil? I'm taking loestrinfe and i take fish oil everyday
No: Cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. Is there a reason to believe that you are deficient in those?? Do you liv above the Arctic Circle?? Or work at the South Pole station?? Or do you have lupus where you really should have very limited sun exposure? Just eat a good varied diet and you should get more than enough A and D. And NO, it should not affect BCP absorption! ...Read more
Possibly: Peppermint oil interacts with a good number of medications that are metabolized by the liver. Birth control pills are metabolized by the liver; so it's likely there is an interaction although i could not find a definitive reference stating what effect the oil would have on bcp's. Your gynecologist may have more information. ...Read more
Unknown: Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Clary sage oil is safe when used in amounts found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if it is safe when used in medicinal amounts. The herb has been shown to increase the effects of choral hydrate causing excessive sleepiness and drowsiness. Its relationship to OCPs is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking birth control pills and want to take omega 3 and apple cider vinegar pills. Will they make the birth control pills less effective?
Need calarification: Will need to know more. This is something your physician will need to evaluae you. You could ask your pharmacist to advise you. They have medication interaction software thst can clarify some of this. It will need more specificity about the names of the medications. ...Read more
I read that fish oil pills will interact with birth control pills. Can fish oil pills make cryselle weaker & cause breakthrough bleeding or spotting?
I take Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control and the probiotic supplement acidophilus. Will acidophilus decrease the effectiveness of my birth control at all?
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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
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