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Doctor insights on: Can Strattera Affect My Birth Control Pill

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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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Does Geritol liquid affect my birth control pill?

Does Geritol liquid affect my birth control pill?

No: No, as it is a multivitamin product, there is nothing in there that should interact with your BC pill. Best wishes!

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Will taking amoxicillin affect my birth control pill?

Will taking amoxicillin affect my birth control pill?

Yes -be careful: Antibiotics can affect birth control pills by a somewhat convoluted mechanism. (If you really need to know, it has to do with the enterohepatic cycling of the birth control pills and the 'good bacteria' living in your gut that can be killed off by antibiotics). At times like this, it is best to rely on barrier protection methods/abstain since the 'Pill' may not be 99.9% effective as it usually is.

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Will herbal medicine affect my birth control pill?

Will herbal medicine affect my birth control pill?

Possibly: It is well known that certain herbs can affect medications. For example, st. John's wort is an herb that is commonly used that can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. Check with an integrative pharmacist or physician if your regular pharmacist is unsure.

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Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact there is little evidence supporting a massive increase in pregnancies with antibiotic use, it is better to be safe than sorry. Use the back-up method during the run of your antibiotic and continue for one week afterwards.

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Will diarrhea affect my birth control pill? , I had sex around 2 and that night I took my pill at about 10:15 but had diarrhea at about 11,

Will diarrhea affect my birth control pill? , I had sex around 2 and that night I took my pill at about 10:15 but had diarrhea at about 11,

Quite unlikely: It is quite unlikely that having diarrhea will impact the effectiveness of your birth control pills. If a woman throws up within an hour or so of taking her pill then there is a good chance the medication won't be absorbed. But with diarrhea the medication will still be absorbed.

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I am being taking Geritol, Emergen—C, Dayquil, plus y multivitamins. Does any of those affect my birth control pill?

I am being taking Geritol, Emergen—C, Dayquil, plus y multivitamins. Does any of those affect my birth control pill?

Unlikely, but. . .: It's unlikely that any of your dietary supplements will affect your birth control pill but w/o knowing exactly which one you're taking, we can't give you a definitive answer. Worse, there are more than a half-dozen versions of "Dayquil", each w/different ingredients, so again, not enough information. Consider using http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html. More importantly, talk w/ur FamilyDoc

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I am taking cefuroxime axetil for my acne, will it affect my birth control pill?

I am taking cefuroxime axetil for my acne, will it affect my birth control pill?

No: But that is a poor choice for acne. You fail to indicate which birth control. Some birth control makes acne worse, some make it better. 30 years ago it was a reasonable question to ask if an antibiotic might inhibit absorption of birth control hormone. Studies were done showing no effect except for rifampin. A much better treatment for you is antiandrogen SPIRONOLACTONE usually 100mg a day. Or min

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Birth Control (Definition)

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