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Does Drinking Beer Affect 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
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
It should not impact: The efficacy of oral contraceptives.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a detoxifying drink 20 minutes before taking b.C, it included garlic, spinach, apple+ asparagus. Could certain foods affect birth control pills? Jw
You should: Be ok. Food generally does not affect hoe birth control pills work like antibiotics do. ...Read more
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
Yes: Apple juice shouldn't cause you any problems with bcp. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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 I drink any energy drink even if I'm taking birth control pills? (glenmark birth control) #help
No: Soy milk does not interfere with birth control pills. ...Read more
I been in birth control pills and I been not drinking them all. So can that be why I got my period twice this month?
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
No: Drinking water will not affect the pill. ...Read more
Cider Vinegar: No. There should be no issues with apple cider vinegar and any contraceptive method. ...Read more
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
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
Is it safe to drink tea w/ lemon balm, lemon verbena, rose hips, & hibiscus flower when taking birth control pills? Are there other risks w/ this tea?
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
Beer: Beer shouldn't affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. ...Read more
I just took my birth control pill and now I'm drinking a beer will that kill the birth control pill?
Not a problem: A beer won't hurt your birth control pills. Not to worry. ...Read more
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.
NO: There are no known interactions between glutathione and any medications. ...Read more
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
No: No topical antibiotics do not affect birth control pills. ...Read more
No: But of course I don't recommend smoking of anything ...Read more
There is no evidence: No there is no evidence that it does. ...Read more
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
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
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