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Doctor insights on: Combined Contraceptive Pill Interactions Food Or Alcohol

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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


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Does sinutab or mefenamic acid interact with althea ( oral contraceptive pill)?

Does sinutab or mefenamic acid interact with althea ( oral contraceptive pill)?

No: Neither of those medications will interfere with the effectiveness of your birth control pill. ...Read more

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Does birth control lose effectiveness with any medication. Ie. Mpower or herbalean?

Does birth control lose effectiveness with any medication. Ie. Mpower or herbalean?

Have to check: You will have to look up each individual medication. Herbal medications are not often regulated or tested. Most do not interact. ...Read more

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Does taking Ambien (zolpidem) with food increase its effectiveness?

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Does taking Ambien (zolpidem) with food increase its effectiveness?

Ambien (zolpidem): Best time to take ambience is right before bedtime, time when u r not supposed to be eating, so that food would not interfere with sleep. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does loperamide interact with combined oral contraceptives?

Does loperamide interact with combined oral contraceptives?

Unlikely: Loperamide has no known interaction with combined oral contraceptive pills so it is unlikely that it will affect OCPs. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Is there any interaction with birth control pill's and peppermint oil capsules?

Is there any interaction with birth control pill's and peppermint oil capsules?

No: There shouldn't be any problem with using peppermint oil capsules with your birthcontrol pills according to the drug interactor calculator. ...Read more

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help me choose a birth control pill known to have minimum side effects such as vaginal dryness.I heardLevonorgestrel combination pills are safest?

 help me choose a birth control pill known to have minimum side effects such as vaginal dryness.I heardLevonorgestrel combination pills are safest?

Trial and error: Every patient tolerates or not various combinations of oral contraceptives that your MD will sometimes have to change formulations when that occurs. Not every pill will be "perfect" with each patient and your first step is to talk to your treating MD who is Rx ing the pills about your concerns to determine what is right for you. That having been said, most low dose pills will minimize dryness. ...Read more

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Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

Does drinking alchol right after or with the pill effect birth control pills at all?

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

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Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?

Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?

No effect: Cellulose microcrystalilne is inert meaning it has no effect on the body. It is the binder for pills. There will be no effect on Yaz birth control pills. However carb blocker pills do not work. Save your money. ...Read more

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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

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more