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Combined Contraceptive Pill And Alcohol
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: Irritation of the mucosa lining of the stomach. ...Read more
I am taking birth control pills for endo. Usually at 12am. Wondering if I have alcohol around the time, does it affect?
Been on birth control pills for 5 years. I missed one pill and consumed alcohol the same night. I woke up to very heavy bleeding and pains for 4 days?
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
Combined contraceptive pill, is it still effective if you take it at 9 am one day and 12 (midday) the next?
Yes: Three hour difference in one day should not reduce the effectiveness of the pill. It is better to take it at the same time every day to ensure that you do not miss a day. ...Read more
Combined contraceptive pill, does taking it at the same time each day effect the effectiveness of it, or is it only to get in the habit of taking it?
Yes: Taking the pill same time everyday absolutely increases its efficacy. Better said, NOT taking the pill at the same time or everyday increases your chance of pill failure. The main reason the contraception rate is lower than many other methods is because people are not compliant with the schedule. ...Read more
No: As above, hopefully, you are getting the threadworm treated ...Read more
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