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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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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'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

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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