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Can Strattera Affect My Birth Control Pill
None that I know of: None that I know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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. Read more
No: Even if absorbed, doesn't interact with your birth control pills Read more
No: But there are better products for every indication. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. Read more
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 Read more
Unlikely: I doubt that will be an issue. Read more
I've had a loose bowel for about 3 weeks now (2 loose stools per day on average) - could this affect my birth control pill?
I am taking green tea triple fat burner by applied nutrition and I am wondering will it affect my birth control pill generess fe effectiveness?
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 Read more
Will tablets for worms (threadworm) affect my birth control pill? I am on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. The worming medicine is called combantrin-1 with mebendazole.
No: Not enough of these medicines are absorbed to lower the effectiveness of the pill. Read more
Currently, I am taking birth control pills. I was wondering if the diet pill Garcinia Cambogia would affect my birth control in any way? As in, would it make my birth control pill less effective and thus, creating more of a chance to get pregnant?
No: It will have no effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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