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Do activated charcoal capsules help absorb paracetamol?

Do activated charcoal capsules help absorb paracetamol?

Charcoal: Activated charcoal can indeed absorb paracetamol (we call it Acetaminophen in the U.S.) and it is often used in overdoses if the paracetamol is still in the stomach and not yet absorbed into the bloodstream. However, massive doses of charcoal are needed. It would not be possible to accomplish the same detoxification with charcoal capsules. ...Read more

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Will Kalms tablets affect my contraceptive pill Cerelle?

Will Kalms tablets affect my contraceptive pill Cerelle?

Probably not: it is unlikely that these will interfere with the med you are taking but no studies have been done to prove any relationship. You should be safe if you take your pills as they are suppose to be taken. It might be wise to take them at separate times to be safe. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) intefrere with the birth control pill's effects?

Does pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) intefrere with the birth control pill's effects?

No: It does not interact with oral contraceptives. Pepto bismol may react with other medications (such as tetracycline antibiotics, chloroquine), preventing them from being fully absorbed by your body. ...Read more

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Do lysine tablets for coldsores affect birth control pills?

Do lysine tablets for coldsores affect birth control pills?

No and no: Lysine does not help cold sores and there is no scientific evidence to support this approach. It will no alter bcp effectiveness. ...Read more

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Do UTI symptom relief pills counteract BC pills?

Do UTI symptom relief pills counteract BC pills?

BC pills: What is in the material you are using. Without knowing what it is it is very difficult to answer your question. If this is pyridium hormonal birth control (eg, birth control pills) may not work as well while you are using phenazopyridine/butabarbital/hyoscyamine. To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control while taking this. ...Read more

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Does walgreen menstrual relief pills effect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Does walgreen menstrual relief pills effect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Although I am not : Familiar with this particular product, in general this type of medication should not interfere with the efficacy of your oral contraceptives. ...Read more