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Combined Contraceptive Pill Interactions Food Or Alcohol
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
Do multivitamins or probiotics make the birth control pill less effective or add any unwanted side effects?
Can Magnesium stearate as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
No: It would not change the effectiveness of the pill. ...Read more
I'm taking about 8 supplements and vitamins day along w birth control and 2 prescriptions r there any restrictions on combining certain pills?
Yes: Certain drugs are not compatible with certain foods and other drugs. There are comprehensive lists that are specific via google. :) ...Read more
I'm taking sertraline and escitalopram with birth control pills. Is it possible that the antidepressants affect the pills' contraceptive action?
Can I take olive leaf extract with combination birth control pills, or will it impact contraceptive effectiveness?
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
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
Can Cellulose Microcrystalline as an inactive ingredient in carb blocker pills decrease the effectiveness of Yaz birth controll pills?
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
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