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Does drinking beer affects the efficacy of birth control pills?

Does drinking beer affects the efficacy of birth control pills?

No: Having a beer or two doesn't affect your pill unless it causes you to forget to take them. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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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

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Started getting headaches very afternoon around the same time every day. Started Birth control pills 2 months ago? Drinking water and eat well.

Started getting headaches very afternoon around the same time every day. Started Birth control pills 2 months ago? Drinking water and eat well.

There is no question: Simply putting a question mark on a statement does not make it a question, if you are asking if your birth control could be causing headaches the answer is maybe. A lot more information needs to be known about the headaches. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it really ok to continue birth control pills daily (not missing a day). I had endometriomas, it shrunk, but doctor says to still drink pill daily.

Is it really ok to continue birth control pills daily (not missing a day). I had endometriomas, it shrunk, but doctor says to still drink pill daily.

Absolutely!: The most common reason 4 taking BCPs is to avoid a pregnancy. But you have another reason-to control the growth of ectopic ectopic endometrial tissue in your abdomen. If you stop taking the pills the endometrial tissue will likely regrow and cause you pain. Take them! ...Read more

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How come I get so emotional and sad when drinking the green birth control pills?

Great question.: I'm not sure I know the answer.
One question I have for you is maybe you want to get pregnant and don't wnt to take birth control pills?
If that is not eh answer, maybe you should be on a different birth control pill.
Hope all works out. ...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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If im drinking birth control pills and my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility that I can get pregnant?

If im drinking birth control pills and my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility that I can get pregnant?

A small possibility: Birth control pills have a very low failure rate (<1%) if they are taken perfectly, but typical users (who may miss pills) have a failure rate of ~9%). I would also advise using condoms in addition to birth control pills to lower your risks of stds if you are not absolutely certain that your partner has not other partners and if you do not have other sexual partners. ...Read more

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Do I still need to drink birth control pills even if im not sexually active because I just had a csection.

Do I still need to drink birth control pills even if im not sexually active because I just had a csection.

No: Birth control pills are not medically necessary following a c- section and may suppress milk production if you are nursing. If you are not nursing, they will help you with suppressing your milk production if you desire. Just remember that it takes some time to become effective after you start taking them again (usually 1-2 weeks). ...Read more

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I started drinking birth control pills and I'm getting vagina pain and before my period I've been discharging a pink liquid. What's happening?

I started drinking birth control pills and I'm getting vagina pain and before my period I've been discharging a pink liquid. What's happening?

Bleeding: You may have breakthrough blessing due to the pill. Vaginal pain would not be associated with the pill. You may have an infection. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.

Does drinking 3 cups of green tea daily for a prolonged period of time decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills? I take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 2 years.

No: Drinking green tea 3 times a day does not change the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, no pills are 100% effective, so there is always a very small chance a woman could become pregnant while using birth control pills, regardless of whether she drinks tea or not. The healthier way to drink tea is without sugar or sweeteners. ...Read more

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If I drink a beer will it effects my birth control pill?

Beer: Beer shouldn't affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. ...Read more

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I drink beer most of the time and I have heard that beer makes birth control not to work? Is this true? I'm on the shot by the way.

No: Theoretically with alcohol use in excess, you can alter the liver's ability to process many drugs, including birth control. However, a few beers a week, even a couple a night should not be enough to alter their action, especially with the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. ...Read more

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I have been having excessive gas and frequently going to urinate. I do not drink beer or smoke. I am taking birth control and citirizine.

I have been having excessive gas and frequently going to urinate. I do not drink beer or smoke. I am taking birth control and citirizine.

See a doctor: These symptoms are vague and may not be related one to the other. Frequency of urination may be related to infection or bladder irritation or to more systemic conditions like diabetes. Please go and get evaluated. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

Does the supplement l-glutathione affect birth control pills effectiveness?

NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more

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Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, I don't know about oxyelite but I ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction with real medicines. Just stop oxyelite. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine. You can ask your orescribing doctor if it is safe as there is controversy about antibiotics and bcp except Rifampin and Griseofulvin two antibiotics for sure decrease the effectiveness of bcp. ...Read more

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Could steel libido affect birth control pills?

Birth control: Given that this is supplement sold at a vitamin store that has not undergone the same FDA scrutiny there is no way to know with 100% certainty. Thus, would suggest being safe and utilizing additional contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is azithormycin a known antibiotic to affect birth control pills?

Is azithormycin a known antibiotic to affect birth control pills?

Yes: Really any antibiotic can effect your birth control. It changes the gut bacteria which can lead to a change in how it is absorbed into your system. This can change how effective it is. ...Read more

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Does antacids (tums) affect birth control pills?

Effects of Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) are used to reduce the acidity of the stomach and are also used to bind phosphorus in the small intestine. They would no interaction with birth control pills. To confirm, ask the physician who prescribed them. ...Read more

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Do topical antibiotics affect birth control pills?

No: No topical antibiotics do not affect birth control pills. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia medicine affect birth control pills?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can affect birth control and possibly decrease their effectiveness to 97 or 98% from 99. So even though they are still very effective, I always recommend adding condoms to sex when on antibiotics as you do not want to be in the 1%. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid affect birth control pills?

Yes: Many medications, including many antibiotics and estrogen containing birth control pills, are metabolized in the liver. The end result can be that the liver increases its metabolism of the birth control pills, thereby decreasing their effectiveness. For this reason, many doctors recommend that you use an alternate method of birth control such as condoms while taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Usually not: I am assuming you mean Diflucan (fluconazole) or Monistat vaginal suppositories (for yeast infection)? No they do not interfere with your birth control pills. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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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