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Can You Drink Alcohol While On The Birth Control Pill
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
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Can i take amrix while on birth control? (loestrin 1.5/30 fe), or will it decrease the effectiveness of the pill?
Yes: Amrix (extended- release cyclobenzaprine capsue) is a muscle relaxant and does not affect the effectiveness of the loestrin fe 1.5/30 birth control pill. Some common side effect of Amrix include drowsiness, fatigue, headache and dizziness. Be careful when driving or performing tasks that require a lot of attention and reduce/avoid alcohol while on amrix. ...Read more
No: Not if you took the first 3 weeks properly. But remember, only abstinence is 100% foolproof. The pills do have a failure rate. ...Read more
During the 7 days that you're taking "sugar" pills on birth control, does that make the pills ineffective, or can you get pregnant?
If on the combination pill can you get pregnant while on the sugar pills? Also how long until you get periods on the sugar pills?
Not likely: If you are taking the pills correctly, your chances of getting pregnant are about 3-5% per year. You are no more likely to get pregnant on the sugar pills compared to the non-sugar pills. Most women start the period sometime during the sugar pills. Its also possible to be safely on the pills but not have a period at all. Best wishes! ...Read more
Does too much caffeine affect your fertility in the long run while taking birth control pills , can you take green coffee 800 mg diet pills while on a low dosage birth control pill ?
Possibly ..: There is limited solid data that suggests a significant decrease in the effectiveness of oral contraception with alcohol consumption but it would be wise to avoid the combination if possible. Particularly if you drink more heavily and it causes you to become nauseated and possibly vomit any pills up. ...Read more
I took the emergency pill while on regular birth control pills as precaution. Will this lower their effectiveness?
Depo and Alcohol: Alcohol does not seem to affect the depo-provera or birth control shot directly. However, the more use of alcohol, the more reduction in inhibitions, the more likely to have multiple sexual partners, and the more likely to have sexually transmitted disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ECP: You can continue to use your oral contraceptives as normal even if you have used an emergency contraceptive pill. ...Read more
I'm going to start taking maca soon, i'm also on birth control pills will taking maca affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills?
Maca Root: It is not entirely known how maca root will affect birth control pills, but the consensus is not to take it if you are taking birth control pills. It is a lot of estrogen which can cause increase in blood clots, breakthrough bleeding and may even render the birth control pills ineffective. ...Read more
If you're taking an antibiotic and also on the placebo week of your birth control pill will that affect you getting pregnant?
Possibly: Antibiotics can interfere with the hormones in pills and result in accidental pregnancy, but placebo pills have no hormones in them. To be safe, though, since some antibiotics stay in the body for several days after you finish them, i would advise using a condom for backup the entire time you're taking antibiotics and for a week after, even if you start your antibiotics while on placebo pills.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're on birth control and want to become pregnant. Should you quit taking pills or finish pack of birth control?
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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