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Will pantoprazol effect birth control?

Proton pump inhibito: No, it should have no effect if taken as directed ...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 gardasil effect birth control?

Does gardasil effect birth control?

No: None of the commonly used vaccines have any effect on birth control methods. Vaccines are unrelated to birth control. The Gardasil vaccine is a good one to get, because it helps to prevent cervical cancer. Each year in America, almost 4000 women die of cervical cancer, averaging about 11 women each day. The vaccine will help prevent losing so many women. ...Read more

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Can the medicine brufen effect birth control?

Can the medicine brufen effect birth control?

No.: You may get an upset stomach from too much brufen (ibuprofen) when taken with your birth control pill, but I think they're both fine to take. ...Read more

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Can the medicine meloxicam effect birth control?

Can the medicine meloxicam effect birth control?

No: Mobic (meloxicam) should not affect the effectiveness of oral birth control pills. It should not be taken by pregnant women past 30 weeks of pregnancy due to possible problems this can cause the baby. ...Read more

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Does the antibiotic axithromicin 500 mg tablet effect birth control effectiveness?

Does the antibiotic axithromicin 500 mg tablet effect birth control effectiveness?

No: This should not affect your birth control pills. The only antibiotic that has interfered with bcps in controlled trials has been rifampin. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics effect birth control and How long do antibiotics affect birth control?

Do antibiotics effect birth control and How long do antibiotics affect birth control?

Generally not: There are a few antibiotics, usually used to treat Tuberculosis, that can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. The common antibiotics (penicillins, cephalosporins, sulfas, z-pack, etc) do not affect oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is azithromicin a known antibiotic to effect birth control?

Is azithromicin a known antibiotic to effect birth control?

Drugs that affect BC: Azithromycin is a medication that is known to reduce the estrogen in birth control pills and can increase your risk of getting pregnant. BC pills interact with nearly 400 medications so it is important to tell your doctor that you are taking BC pills before he prescribes you any medication. Good luck :) ...Read more

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Does hydroxycut effect birth control pills?

Does hydroxycut effect birth control pills?

Hydroxycut: Yes hydroxycut can adversely affect birth control pills. ...Read more

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Do Raspberry Ketones effect birth control?

Do Raspberry Ketones effect birth control?

Fake Diet Products: No. But they also do not affect obesity or weight loss. They will not lead you to any real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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For how long does nitrofurantn effect birth control pills?

For how long does nitrofurantn effect birth control pills?

Most antibiotics OK : Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control. Others may in some individuals and with some pills. It probably depends on how your body metabolizes the drugs, and it may also depend on the dose of hormones in the pills. Most small studies don't show differences in the level of hormones in the blood, but to be on the absolutely safe side, use condoms during antibiotic use. ...Read more

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Does increasing my water I take effect birth control pills at all?

Does increasing my water I take effect birth control pills at all?

No. : Body works well with managing water intake. Water intake does not interfere in any way with birth control pills. ...Read more

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Does 1 night of diarrhea effect birth control? Started new pack at 9pm, had diarrhea from midnight-6am. Very good compliance w taking pills.

Does 1 night of diarrhea effect birth control? Started new pack at 9pm, had diarrhea from midnight-6am. Very good compliance w taking pills.

Should not...: As long as you are able to take the pill orally and keep it down (not throw up), then the presence of diarrhea should not affect the efficacy of the pill. That being said, remember that the pill is not 100% effective. ...Read more

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Could acne medication effect birth control?

Could acne medication effect birth control?

Yes, absolutely: Depending on the acne medication, some of them require you to take a pregnancy test and be on some form of birth control because they are very dangerous to developing fetus (baby).
Alternatively, some antibiotics that may be prescribed for acne may alter the liver metabolism and decrease the efficacy of birth control. Therefore, consult your physician with specific questions. ...Read more

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How does weight gain effect birth control hormone?

How does weight gain effect birth control hormone?

Occassionally: Some low dose pills may lose a slight amount of their effectiveness with significant weight gain (20-30lbs) We also know that some forms of birth control are less effective in overweight individuals ...Read more

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For what length of time do antibiotics effect birth control pills?

For what length of time do antibiotics effect birth control pills?

Immediately: Antibiotics get broken down at the liver so they make the liver speed up their work. At the same time the birth control pills will also be broken down more quickly therefore increasing the chances for pregnancy. Consider using added protection that month. ...Read more

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Does Ural UTI medication effect Birth Control? I am only 18 and worried because I am sexually active

Depends: It is dependent on the antibiotic.
It would be best to assume that it does affect birth control pills and use additional methods of BC in addition to your BCP's for the entire cycle that you are taking the antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can garcinia cambogia effect birth control pills?

No: No there has been no adverse interaction seen between these 2. ...Read more

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Do diet supplements such as zantrex effect birth control?

No: No, they shouldn't decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pills. ...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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Does BCAA and/or amino acids effect birth control pills? Specific I'm taking the shredz brand bcaa powder.

Birth Control: Unless there is some estrogen or progesterone in the powder it is doubtful. However, I doubt there have been specific testing done to see if there are any interactions. The FDA which controls the medications in the US has no control of supplements. They are classified as foods and don't have to meet drug standards for testing. They just put the warning that they make no claim to treat or cure. ...Read more

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Does cod liver oil effect birth control pills?

Does cod liver oil effect birth control pills?

No: Cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. Is there a reason to believe that you are deficient in those?? Do you liv above the Arctic Circle?? Or work at the South Pole station?? Or do you have lupus where you really should have very limited sun exposure? Just eat a good varied diet and you should get more than enough A and D. And NO, it should not affect BCP absorption! ...Read more

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Will smoking e cigarettes or vaping effect birth control pills especially ones with higher amounts of hormones and estrogen?

Will smoking e cigarettes or vaping effect birth control pills especially ones with higher amounts of hormones and estrogen?

Maybe: If the e cigs or vapor products contain nicotine then there are risks. Nicotine has known associations with the increase of side effects on OCPs especially if over 35 years old. Quitting smoking can be very hard — many don't realize the nicotine craving can be as hard to kick as a heroin addict. But — it's best not to mix the two. See your MD if you are having problems quitting nicotine!
http://www.clivir.com/lessons/show/the-risks-of-smoking-and-birth-control-pills.html ...Read more

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Does biotin 5000 mcg and organic grape alcohol effect birth control amethia? These ingredients are in my vitamins.

Does biotin 5000 mcg and organic grape alcohol effect birth control amethia? These ingredients are in my vitamins.

No: No vitamins are known to interact with Amethia and neither will small amounts of alcohol.
I strongly advise everyone on oral contraceptives to take a good quality multivitamin as they increase women's needs for many vitamins.
See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23852908 ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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


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