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Can prenatal vitamins be taken with my birth control pills?

Can prenatal vitamins be taken with my birth control pills?

Absolutely!: That is a great idea! As most birth control pills have an up to 8% pregnancy rate annually with typical use, taking Folic Acid and pnv preconceptionally is the best approach. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can prenatal vitamins be taken together with birth control pills?

Can prenatal vitamins be taken together with birth control pills?

Yes if not pregnant: If you are taking prenatal vitamins and you are not pregnany you can take it with birth control pills. ...Read more

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What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

What would happen if I take prenatal vitamins, birth control pills & iron pills at the same time?

Nothing bad: Vitamins are vitamins.
Iron is iron
birthcontol pills are just that.
They can all mix just fine. ...Read more

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I don't plan to become pregnant for about 9 mos. When would you recommend I stop taking birth control? Also, can I start taking prenatal vitamins now?

I don't plan to become pregnant for about 9 mos. When would you recommend I stop taking birth control? Also, can I start taking prenatal vitamins now?

Pregnancy: Yes, you can start taking prenatal vitamins now. Regarding when to stop to use of various forms of birth control, that depends on which one you are using. Please discuss w your OB or even with pharmacist if you are taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What can happen if a girl take prenatal vitamins & birth control at the same time?

What can happen if a girl take prenatal vitamins & birth control at the same time?

No problem at all!: There is no interaction or problem with taking a vitamin, even prenatal ones, and using birth control. It in no way makes your birth control less effective. If you are of childbearing age, a daily vitamin is not a bad choice, because very few women actually get all and adequate amounts of vitamins in their diets consistently. ...Read more

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Is it ok to try to conceive if I’ve only been taking prenatal vitamins a couple wwwks and just got off birth control?

Is it ok to try to conceive if I’ve only been taking prenatal vitamins a couple wwwks and just got off birth control?

Pre-natal vit's: Pre-natal vitamins in advance of attempts to conceive are perfectly reasonable, since conception does not always occur right away. Continue your pre-natal vitamins, but if no conception within the next six months, see your gyn for further testing. ...Read more

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Does a women's daily vitamin affect the birth control pills?

Does a women's daily vitamin affect the birth control pills?

No: There is no interaction between a multivitamin and how a birth control pill works. Both are safe to take together and work fine. ...Read more

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Can you take prenatal vitamins while you are on birth control?

Yes, but why?: If you are taking them because you plan on coming off the birth control pills, then yes it's okay. Otherwise, they don't provide any known health benefit if you don't have a vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take for my preparation of having a baby? . now im on birth control pills for 2months to regular my mentration coz im irregular

Vitamins: Take 400 mcg of folic acid per day, this can be found in a good prenatal vitamin or can be taken alone in the months before pregnancy to help insure a healthy pregnancy and baby. Also, limit seafood to 12 ounces per week to avoid mercury buildup. Good lluck with your endaevors. ...Read more

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Taking birth control and prenatal vitamins is it ok?

Yes: It's fine. I'm perhaps in the minority in believing that routine supplementation with inexpensive vitamin-mineral tablets is worthwhile for people without special risks / needs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and prenatal vitamins, is that okay?

I'm on birth control and prenatal vitamins, is that okay?

Absolutely.: Their is no interaction between birth control pills and prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take birth control pills with vitamin d supplements?

Is it ok to take birth control pills with vitamin d supplements?

Yes: There is no bad interaction between birth control pills and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Will taking vitamin D supplements interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Will taking vitamin D supplements interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D should have no effect on birth control pills. Take one 500 mg vitamin D every day. Not expensive and very safe! ...Read more

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Dr. I am not using any birth control pills. But use tha medicine vitamin E \u0026 ovi-f for 5 day during periods. Why bleeding like sporting evey wash. Plz tel? I want to be pragnent but can't understand.

Dr. I am not using any birth control pills. But use tha medicine vitamin E \u0026 ovi-f for 5 day during periods. Why bleeding like sporting evey wash. Plz tel? I want to be pragnent but can't understand.

Stop taking vit E: Because it causes blood thinning and bleeding. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables to offset the bleeding. Follow up with your oby. God bless u! http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/conception/ten-tips-for-optimal-conception. Htm. Http://m.voices. Yahoo. Com/10-herbs-promote-fertility-increase-chances-2491984.html. ...Read more

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What could I do 2rebuild my hormones level my doctor perscribed me with prenatal vitamins/iron &birth control for 3mths what else 2do/take?

What could I do 2rebuild my hormones level my doctor perscribed me with prenatal vitamins/iron &birth control for 3mths what else 2do/take?

Diet/exercise: The prenatal vitamins and birth control pills are good. It would also be helpful if you ate lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoided fast food. Avoid alcohol and too much caffeine. Exercise every day even if it is just walking for 30 minutes. Get plenty of sleep and drink at least 64 oz of water daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have low vitamin D and slightly high cholesterol. Are there any birth control pills that could either help or aggravate these conditions?

I have low vitamin D and slightly high cholesterol. Are there any birth control pills that could either help or aggravate these conditions?

Birth control pills: Hi, usually Birth control pills increase the Cholesterol level and I'm not aware of any Birth control which could affect vitamin D, Vitamin D is built in our skin after exposure to the sun and the process is completed in our kidney, so if your Vit D storage is low, your doc can give you supplement.
For high Chol you should adjust your diet, exercise and lose weight,
Stay safe. ...Read more

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I've noticed vitamins/medications coming out in my stool post colectomy. How can I be sure that birth control pills are fully absorbed and effective?

I've noticed vitamins/medications coming out in my stool post colectomy. How can I be sure that birth control pills are fully absorbed and effective?

Should be okay: Birth control pills are mostly absorbed in the stomach. As long as you don't have any other bowel motility issues, you should receive an effective dose of hormone from the pill. On the other hand, there are many alternative contraceptives that you may consider. ...Read more

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I'm taking green coffee bean, vitamin B6 (metabolism), and biotin. Will any of these decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

I'm taking green coffee bean, vitamin B6 (metabolism), and biotin. Will any of these decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pills?

Based on medical: Literature, your listed meds won't affect bcp. The meds that usually lowers the efficacy of bcp are antibiotics, antifungals, antiviral, meds for seizure & depression. To be safe, space your bcp 10-12 hours from your herbals. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/oral_contraceptives/page3.Htm. ...Read more

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Will taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid with my birth control still prevent me from getting pregnant?

Will taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid with my birth control still prevent me from getting pregnant?

Yes: Your prenatal vitamins do not have anything to do with getting pregnant or not. They are just there to support the needs for extra vitamins and minerals during pregnancy. If you are on Birth control, you should not get pregnant. ...Read more

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I started taking fish oil, biotin for skin/hair&nails, a women's daily vitamin, and birth control pills and now I'm breaking outreally bad. Why? Is this forever?

I started taking fish oil, biotin for skin/hair&nails, a women's daily vitamin, and birth control pills and now I'm breaking outreally bad. Why? Is this forever?

The pill or oil: Either the fish oil or the pill could be contributing to your break outs. The pill changes your natural hormone balance so that you may become more testosterone dominant. And some people react to omegas plus hormones by breaking out.
I would not stop the omegas altogether but try changing your dose. Or adding lecithin to help your body absorb it. ...Read more

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When should I start on my Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control pills? Can I take fiber powder? Vitamins? When should I be okay to have sex without condoms after pill

When should I start on my Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Birth Control pills? Can I take fiber powder? Vitamins? When should I be okay to have sex without condoms after pill

Whoa!: Will offer brief quick answers to multiple questions! Begin Vestura (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) first day of period or first Sunday after. Fiber powder, such as psyllium, ok but better to get fiber from diet: veggies/fruit/whole grains. Also BEST to eat 5-7 servings fruits/veggies daily but multivit ok if you can't/don't. Most prudent to continue condoms during first pill cycle; then only if need for STI prevention. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vitamin D3 and vitamin b complex with Synthroid (thyroxine) and birth controls pills?

Is it safe to take vitamin D3 and vitamin b complex with Synthroid (thyroxine) and birth controls pills?

Yes but: You can take birth control pills and vitamins and synthroid (thyroxine), (thyroxine) provided you take appropriate doses and take the synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach (1hr prior or 2hrs after meals). Don't take birth control pills or vitamins at same time with synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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Will it cause problems or birth defects if my wife wasn't taking prenatal vitamins when she found out she was pregnant?

Will it cause problems or birth defects if my wife wasn't taking prenatal vitamins when she found out she was pregnant?

You can't know: All health recommendations are a based on chances of outcomes. Smoking increases your risk of lung cancer and heart disease but not everybody who smokes gets those diseases. And some who don't smoke, get them anyway. Same with vitamins preventing birth defects, its a good idea, but there are no certainties either way. ...Read more

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I take my prenatal vitamins everyday could they help prevent birth defects like the one my husband had when he was born? Could taking those help?

I take my prenatal vitamins everyday could they help prevent birth defects like the one my husband had when he was born? Could taking those help?

Depends on defect: I don't know what type of birth defect your husband had, so it's difficult to say whether vitamins will help prevent something similar. We do know taking Folic Acid in adequate amounts (present in prenatal vitamins), reduces the risk of neural tube defects (things like spina bifida). Thee may be other defects that are vitamin responsive - best ot talk with OB or maternal-fetal medicine specialist! ...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. James Dukelow
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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