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Doctor insights on: Can You Drink Alcohol While On The Birth Control Pill

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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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Been drinking a lot of water, causing frequent urination. Also on birth control pill. Will frequent urination effect effectiveness of birth cont. pill?

No problem: Drinking plenty of water, and urinating more after that, does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. One should be sure to take the pills at approximately the same time each day (plus or minus an hour or so).

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Would drinking 20mls of forever living aloe vera gel each morning affect cerazette birth control pill?

Would drinking 20mls of forever living aloe vera gel each morning affect cerazette birth control pill?

ALOE VERA GEL BC PIL: I DO NOT THINK THAT A HALF OUNCE OF ALOE GEL WILL AFFECT THE CERAZETTE BC PILL. IF IN DOUBT, CHECK WITH YOUR GYNECOLOGIST.

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What foods or food group is good to eat before drinking alcohol. Also does alcohol affect birth control pills?

What foods or food group is good to eat before drinking alcohol. Also does alcohol affect birth control pills?

NotTheBCP;YrBehavior: Fatty foods and protein will get in the way of absorption, so have a big juicy steak with a side of cheese sticks and ice cream for dessert. Carbohydrates, carbonation and an empty stomach will increase absorption. But hey, I know what you're getting at and I bet nothing will work for you tonight (New Year's Eve). From one to four drinks in an hour will get you busted if you drive. Be careful...

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Is drinking alcohol before intercourse an effective form of birth control?

Is drinking alcohol before intercourse an effective form of birth control?

No: It has no direct effect on the egg waiting to be fertilized or the sperm eager to do the job. It also noes not reduce the germ transfer in sexually transmitted disease. If anything it removes your ability to deal with the consequence of risky behavior.

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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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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