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Doctor insights on: Can Humira Knock Out The Effectiveness Of Birth Control

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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


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Will diet pills affect the effectiveness of birth control ?

Will diet pills affect the effectiveness of birth control ?

BCP effectiveness: No, if your take your birth control pills correctly, they should not affect the efficacy of the medication. I am referrring to diet pills that are prescribed by a physician who is knowlegeable and trained in the treatment of medical weight loss. A good web site to check is the asbp--american society of bariatric physicians. ...Read more

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Can taking fluconazole affect the effectiveness of birth control?

Can taking fluconazole affect the effectiveness of birth control?

Studies : Show slight decrease in effectiveness of BCP on fluconazole. Doesn't look like it should be a problem. But be safe. During the time on meds. Use double protection ...Read more

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Is there anything that could change the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Is there anything that could change the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Missed pills: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate of birth control pills is 0.3%, that is >99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every day without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year. Not missing pills is the best way for the pills to work for you. ...Read more

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In addition to st. John's wort, which foods or substances can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

In addition to st. John's wort, which foods or substances can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Many medications: Several medications, including Provigil (modafinil) can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. Be sure to let your doctor know about all medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more

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Am taking 40mg of Cipramil, and also on birth control. Does Cipramil reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Am taking 40mg of Cipramil, and also on birth control. Does Cipramil reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

No: Copramil is an SSRI anti-depressant medication and in general it shouldn't interfere with your BCP. You don't mention any specific one so cannot answer with certainty. Be more specific next time. ...Read more

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Young women smoking, does it reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Young women smoking, does it reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Yes: Smoking increases the metabolism of many drugs, including some of the ones used in oral contraceptives. Even more importantly, smoking increases the potential serious side effects of these drugs, especially blood clotting potential. Women who smoke and use ocps are at high risk of deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in legs) and these traveling to lung-pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of birth control? After i start taking the pill, how long before it will be effective?

What is the effectiveness of birth control? After i start taking the pill, how long before it will be effective?

Excellent, but...: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is hard, about 9/100 couples will get pregnant/year.Effective after 7 days.If you have a hard time remembering daily meds, ask your doctor about long-acting reversible contraception(larc)--iuds or an implant under the skin-easy, very effective, lasts 3-10 yrs. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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