Top
10
Doctor insights on: Combined Contraceptive Pill And Alcohol

Share
1

1
Can alcohol reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill? If you drink some alcohol 1-2 hours after taking it?

Can alcohol reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill? If you drink some alcohol 1-2 hours after taking it?

No, still effective: Alcohol is reported not to affect the effectiveness of birth control, but BCP may slow one's metabolism of alcohol, causing one to be impaired at lower amounts of intake. In addition, alcohol may definitely impair judgement regarding choice of partner or use of condoms/safe sex and has been known to cause some erectile dysfunction in men. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Julie Abbott
1 doctor shared a insight

Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


3

3
Will antibiotics and alcohol effect the efficiency on the contraceptive pill?

Antibiotics: If you are taking antibiotics you should use a backup method bc they will negate the pill. ...Read more

5

5
I am taking birth control pills for endo. Usually at 12am. Wondering if I have alcohol around the time, does it affect?

I am taking birth control pills for endo. Usually at 12am. Wondering if I have alcohol around the time, does it affect?

Nah: Alcohol may affect your ability to remember to take the pills, but no, it shouldn't affect their efficacy. Unless you're throwing up, then i guess it won't work as well. Maybe just take them in the morning? Or before you go out drinking? Put an alarm on your phone/computer. ...Read more

6

6
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... ...Read more

8

8
Contraceptive pill for 40 yrs and above?

Contraceptive pill for 40 yrs and above?

Not a gynecologist,: But would continue until your gyn says it's time to stop pills! ...Read more

9

9
Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Is contraceptive pill can cause highblood?

Yes: Yes, when patient are presenting h. Blood pressure using contraceptive have normally to be change , and or discontinue. Your physician discard others possibilities and make the decision and new recommendations. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are the best brands of contraceptive pill?

What are the best brands of contraceptive pill?

No 1 best brand.: Discuss with your physician to select the oral contraceptive that best meets your personal needs. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
4 doctors shared insights

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