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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?

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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Will Maca Root affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Will Maca Root affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Not known: But check this link for more information
http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-555-maca. Aspx? Activeingredientid=555 ...Read more

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Might getting an immunization decrease the effectiveness of birth control?

Nope: This is not a known consequence or side effect of immunizations. Nor have I ever heard of this. ...Read more

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Does walgreen menstrual relief pills effect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Does walgreen menstrual relief pills effect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Although I am not: Familiar with this particular product, in general this type of medication should not interfere with the efficacy of your oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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This might be a silly question, but better safe than sorry. Does using an inhaler affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Not effect: Using an inhaler does not affect how birth control pills work or it's effectiveness. No studies have shown any decrease in effectiveness with birth control with chronic use of any inhalers. ...Read more

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I would like to take St. Johns Wort for my depression but I know it can decrease the effectiveness of birth control. Is it worth the risk.

Advise against using: In order to reasonably answer this question two concerns come up;
1. what do you use for birth control?? OCP other?
2. what is the severity of your depression?

Because Hypericum induces the liver enzyme system CYP 450, there is a greater clearance of your oral contraceptive.- more likely to get pregnant. You need another method of protection.
Depression-get a professional eval of options ...Read more

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Does monistat affect the effectiveness of birth control? And how long do I have to wait for intercorse after use of monistat? I use amethia.

Does monistat affect the effectiveness of birth control? And how long do I have to wait for intercorse after use of monistat? I use amethia.

No effect: Monistat does not affect birth control. You do not have to delay having intercourse. Some women with yeast infections are quite uncomfortable and prefer to wait until the vaginal infection has resolved before resuming sexual activity. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Does doxycycline reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Maybe: There have been reports of oral birth control pills containing estrogen failing with tetracyclines (eg doxycycline), but no conclusive evidence (from lexicomp interaction report for ortho tricyclen and doxycycline). ...Read more

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I was wondering does the brand name matter for the effectiveness of birth control?

I was wondering does the brand name matter for the effectiveness of birth control?

Define effectiveness: It's a matter of how you define effectiveness. If you limit that definition to whether a medication does the job the Food and Drug Administratin (FDA) approved it for, then Brand name does not matter. If you include other features of the medication like how well your stomach tolerates them, then Brand name could make a difference. ...Read more

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Does clary sage oil decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Does clary sage oil decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills?

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 more

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Can antibiotics really affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Can antibiotics really affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Yes: They affect absorption...Reducing absorption so pills are not as effective. ...Read more

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Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more

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Do triple probiotics affect the effectiveness of birth control pills esp seasonique?

No: Probiotics contain active bacterial cultures which are designed to enhance your body's natural bacterial population. They will not affect the birth control pill. ...Read more

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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 gingko biloba lower the effectiveness of birth control pills? I keep hearing yes and no, which worries me. I have so far stopped taking ginko.

Yes: Ginko interferes with the livers metabolism of certain medications. Estrogen is one of those substances that needs to be processed by the liver. Don't take ginko with birth control pills. ...Read more

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Does loose stool (not diahhrea) reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Does loose stool (not diahhrea) reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

No: Unless you have loose stool because of a new medication that effects how the bcp is absorbed, I wouldn't worry. I can't see how the two are related. ...Read more

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