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Can i take 5htp with birth control pills?

Can i take 5htp with birth control pills?

Likely yes: As far as i understand five htp is a supplement which acts on your brain as appetite suppressant , antidepressant , sleep aid. Given that it acts neurologically, i don't suspect any effect on birth control pills but it had not been well studied together. ...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


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I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?

I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?

No: This question was raised 20 years ago. It was determined that the antibiotic does NOT make any birth control less effective. This was settled many years ago. It is distressing to see that this question is still out there. However the OC pill you take might make acne better or worse depending on the progesterone. Also, SPIRONOLACTONE is much more effective, cheaper, and better tolerated than doxycy ...Read more

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Can antibiotics for chylamdia mess with your birth control?

Can antibiotics for chylamdia mess with your birth control?

Possible: Antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. I recommend using a second method of birth control while on the antibiotics. Consult with your. ...Read more

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Can you take mega t green tea pills with birth control I have been on birth control for 3 years now, and was wondering if i can take this pill with birth control

Can you take mega t green tea pills with birth control I have been on birth control for 3 years now, and was wondering if i can take this pill with birth control

Green : Green tea pills are not regulated by the fda (food and drug administration) therefore there has been no formal studies as far as interactions are concerned. From a medical standpoint i don't see how they would interact with birth control pills, but i could be wrong. You should note that supplements such as the one in question are not controlled or studied by the fda, therefore be extra cautious when taking them. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can you take zentel with yasmine birth control?

Can you take zentel with yasmine birth control?

Yes: There are no drug to drug interactions with these two medications, definitely safe to take at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control with codeine?

Can you take birth control with codeine?

Meds: Assuming that the codeine was prescribed for pain . Yes you can take your OCP together with the codeine. ...Read more

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Can being sick and taking antibiotics with birth control delay periods?

Can being sick and taking antibiotics with birth control delay periods?

Possibly: Being ill can delay periods. Some types of oral contraceptives can also effect your period. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take tisane with birth control?

Hi. Can I take tisane with birth control?

Herbal tea + BCP: There were no interactions found for this combination on drug.com. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Yes it is possible: Antibiotics decrease the absorption of the pill and therefore decrease its effectiveness. You should always use a backup measure or abstain while on an antibiotic if you are on the bcp. ...Read more

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How long do birth control pills and antibiotics interact?

How long do birth control pills and antibiotics interact?

Varies: There are only a few antibiotics that interfere with birth control pills, and fortunately they are rarely used. For antibiotics that do have an impact (rifampin, griseofulvin) effect though depends on when the antibiotics are taken in the cycle. The chemical effect is short, but if that short effect results in unintended ovulation, the impact may last the entire cycle. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant while taking an antibiotic and have the mirana birth control?

Can i get pregnant while taking an antibiotic and have the mirana birth control?

Depends: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device is in place and not expelled the risk of pregnancy while on antibiotic is very low.Always check after menstrual period to make certain that the threads still protrude from the cervix/do not to pull on the threads as doing so may displace the intrauterine system. Report any prolonged bleeding/ fever/chills, abdominal pain/cramps to doctor.Practice safe sex use condoms.Take care. ...Read more

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If i'm on birth control pills and i take antibiotics afterwards, could i get pregnant? I heard the antibiotics clear the pills.

If i'm on birth control pills and i take antibiotics afterwards, could i get pregnant? I heard the antibiotics clear the pills.

Some do, sometimes: Although generally birth control continues to work normally. Recommend using a backup method until next cycle if you are wanting to avoid pregnancy ...Read more

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Can you take gravol with birth control pill ?

Yes: Good for you for checking! There is no interaction with typical bcp's. Always tell docs that you are on BCP's, to prevent getting a med that does interfere with it. Some people forgot to list bcp's on their records, which is not good. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more