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Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM affect birth control?

Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM affect birth control?

Follow-up: There are many possible side effects with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Although this side effect does not appear to be specifically listed it is possible that some side effects of Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM may not have been reported and if they occur should be reported to the FDA. I suggest checking out Drugs. Com list of Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM side effects at http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/tylenol-pm-side-effects. Html ...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


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Can tylenol/acetaminophen lessen the effect of birth control?

Can tylenol/acetaminophen lessen the effect of birth control?

NO: There is no decrease in efficacy in contraception while taking acetaminophen. Remember nor to overdo your total daily dose of the medication. Overdosing Tylenol is among the leading causes of chronic liver injury, so just be mindful of how much you take. ...Read more

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Will my birth control be non-effective if I took tylenol (acetaminophen) 2, 7 hours after the birth control? And also haven taken zopiclone for one night.

Will my birth control be non-effective if I took tylenol (acetaminophen) 2, 7 hours after the birth control? And also haven taken zopiclone for one night.

No: Neither of these drugs have been shown to inactivate birth control. That being said, no birth control is perfect. If you have missed a period, take a pregnancy test. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil mess with birth control?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil mess with birth control?

No: Some antibiotics, namely tetracyclines can interfere with oral contraception. Bottom line- ask your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm taking sprintec birth control. What other medications should I avoid, so it won't make the pill less effective. Such as tylenol (acetaminophen) etc?

I'm taking sprintec birth control. What other medications should I avoid, so it won't make the pill less effective. Such as tylenol (acetaminophen) etc?

Otc safe: Most over the counter medications are safe and will not affect your birth control. Some antibiotics and other prescription medication can affect efficacy so you should ask the prescribing doctor at the time. ...Read more

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Is there any brand of medicine such as Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other that would interfere with sprintec birth control? What should I avoid?

Is there any brand of medicine such as Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other that would interfere with sprintec birth control? What should I avoid?

Med interactions: The official package insert does not mention these analgesics as interacting with Sprintec. Take care to be fully aware of Sprintec side effects, such as dvt, bleeding, hormone effects, bp effects. ...Read more

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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) affect my birth control (COC) pill in any way? Or any other pain killers, in general? (excluding antibiotics)

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) affect my birth control (COC) pill in any way? Or any other pain killers, in general? (excluding antibiotics)

No interaction: No-it's really the antibiotics that are the problem with birth control pills, because antibiotics affect the 'gut recycling' of the medication. What that means, is the levels of birth control pills can be lower than normal when on antibiotics. Pain meds are not known for that kind of effect. Hopefully you won't need any pain meds at all-that would be ideal, since everything has side effects. Ingat ...Read more

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I got my wisdom tooth removed today and was pricribe tylenol #3. does it lower the effectiveness of the birth control pill? I’m on alysena28.

I got my wisdom tooth removed today and was pricribe tylenol #3. does it lower the effectiveness of the birth control pill? I’m on alysena28.

Should not lower it: Taking the usual doses of any pain medication, such as Tylenol #3, should not change the effectiveness of a woman's birth control pills. Over-the-counter pain medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or Excedrin also don't alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. ...Read more

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I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

Ok to take: There are no drug interactions with common combination cold and sinus over the counter medications, such as Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus which contains Ibuprofen. You can also take Acetominophen. ...Read more

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Will taking ibuprofen such as Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) affect Depo Provera? I am sick will that also affect my birth control?

Will taking ibuprofen such as Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) affect Depo Provera? I am sick will that also affect my birth control?

No problem: There should be no significant interaction between pain relievers and birth control hormones, and being sick does not decrease birth control efficacy, as long as you are taking the dose as suggested. ...Read more

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I am 25 and have painful periods. Ibuprofen & x strength tylenol (acetaminophen) help with the pain, but not completely. Would it be better to use birth control?

Maybe: From the guy's perspective, unless you want to have children in the immediate future, use of hormonal contraception is a great method to manipulate your periods such that you only have a quarterly or even annual menstrual cycle, thus decreasing the pain associated w/monthly cramping or even menstrual migraines. That said, there are known risks, such as blood clots, so you need to discuss w/ur doc. ...Read more

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Does Tylenol with antihistamine affect birth controls effectivness?

Does Tylenol with antihistamine affect birth controls effectivness?

Only if...: Only if both are taken at the same time. Take the oral contraceptive first and allow at least one hour of absorption before taking any other medication. ...Read more

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Can Acetaminophen affect birth control effectiveness?

Can Acetaminophen affect birth control effectiveness?

To my knowledge: This has not been a problem in my practice nor have I found it in the literature. ...Read more

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Do painkillers eg. Panadol (acetaminophen) & panamax affect the birth control pill? Thanks. :)

Do painkillers eg. Panadol (acetaminophen) & panamax affect the birth control pill? Thanks. :)

No: There are no interactions between these medications (aka: apap, tylenol, acetaminophen, paracetamol), as long used as recommended and as long as you have a normal functioning liver and kidney. ...Read more

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I heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

I heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

Not recommended: When these two medicines are mixed together, the amount of the estrogen in birth control pills is increased and the effectiveness of hormonal birth control is decreased, thus could cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice?, I heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

Please can I get some advice?, I heard that taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) and birth control pills can be bad?

Birth control pills: May not work as well while you are taken Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). Some birth control pills will increase effect of Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) oral by altering drug metabolism. To prevent pregnancy, use an additional form of birth control. Take care. ...Read more

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Can taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and clindamycin effect my birth control implant?

No effect: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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I gave my wife a Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4. She just gave birth 4 days ago and is breastfeeding. Will the baby be ok?

I gave my wife a Tylenol (acetaminophen) 4. She just gave birth 4 days ago and is breastfeeding. Will the baby be ok?

Yes: A single dose or even a couple per day are unlikely to effect baby. A mild degree of sedation would be the expected effect at high levels of exposures. ...Read more

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Wondering if taking tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe while pregnant (one every day or every second day until birth) I get viral sinus infect and hormone headaches..

Yes: Few drugs, including Tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) are well studied in pregnancy because its not possible to do drug studies on pregnant women. However, Tylenol (acetaminophen) is considered safe in pregnancy because it has been commonly used for a long time without identifying major problems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can taking BCAA (branched chain amino acids) alter the effectness of birth control (tri sprintec)?

Can taking BCAA (branched chain amino acids) alter the effectness of birth control (tri sprintec)?

No evidence: There is no scientific evidence to indicate that this type of multivitamin supplement would interfere with birth control although the issue has not been addressed by the FDA. As with most supplements studies indicating they have positive benefits at all are limited. ...Read more

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Hey, I want to ask can pain pills like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Naproxen fail implanon birth control?

Hey, I want to ask can pain pills like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Naproxen fail implanon birth control?

Not likely: The literature does not support either of those over the counter pain medications routinely causing Implanon to fail. ...Read more

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Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l

Can I gain weight after birth control? I lost my birth control becuause my insurance ran out, right after that I notice that my body was changing. While I was on birth control I was loosing weight but once I finished my last pack I stopped being able to l

Withdrawal: Withdrawal of birth control is highly unlikely to cause weight gain. Without birth control you may be pregnant which can cause an initial, significant weight gain. Other issues are thyroid dysfunction. Sometimes the estrogen in oral contraceptives can cause nausea and now you may be relieved of this nausea.

Losing insurance should not prevent you from obtaining contraception. Wal-mart has very cheap birth control as does planned parenthood and neighborhood health clinics. The clinics can also evaluate for thyroid dysfunction. I would suggest that you check out one near you. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more