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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

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 you take birth control on nadolol? Any interactions?

Can you take birth control on nadolol? Any interactions?

Yes: You can take an oral birth control assuming your blood pressure is well controlled on this medication. ...Read more

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Could taking suprax (cefixime) and birth control cause a bad interaction?

Could taking suprax (cefixime) and birth control cause a bad interaction?

No: You do not need to used a back up method. Rifampin is the only antibiotic that has been proven to effect estrogen levels in birth control pills, the Ortho Evra patch and nuvaring. Suprax (cefixime) is okay. (source: up to date). ...Read more

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Any birth control and allergy medication interactions?

Any birth control and allergy medication interactions?

Good question: Birth control pills, in my experience, often make people sick. We know little or nothing about drug interactions, plus the fact that most drugs only relieve symptoms if they work at all. I often see patients who are taking 4 or 5 drugs together and it is impossible to sort out their interactions. ...Read more

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What would be signs that amoxicillin was having an interaction with the effectiveness of Sprintec birth control?

What would be signs that amoxicillin was having an interaction with the effectiveness of Sprintec birth control?

Pregnancy: Although rare, antibiotics can interfere with birth control. You would not be aware of this until you miss a period. I recommend using a back up method of birth control, such as condoms, when on antibiotics. If your period does not come at the usual time, get tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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What interactions between birth control pills and atripla?

Complex: Atripla is used to treat hiv-aids & has deleterious effects on the fetus. So it should never be taken by a pregnant woman. Atripla also decreases the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, so barrier protection should be used to prevent pregnancy even if you continue the oc. Atripla should be used only under the direction of an expert in its use, and all health issues should be discussed with md. ...Read more

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What is the interaction between biaxin (clarithromycin) antibiotic and birth control?

What is the interaction between biaxin (clarithromycin) antibiotic and birth control?

Interferes: With absorption. Most antibiotics interfere with the absorption of birth control pills and render them less effective and thus increase risk of unintended (unwanted) ovulation and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there any interactions between birth control and super antioxidant supplements? Is taking antioxidant supplements good for you?

Is there any interactions between birth control and super antioxidant supplements? Is taking antioxidant supplements good for you?

Antioxidants: One must be careful taking herbal supplements. While some may be helpful this industry is not well regulated. Before adding any supplements to your life it is important to see if there are any good studies validating their use. Recent studies have shown antioxidant supplements to be ineffective and perhaps increasing risk. They are not known to interfere with birth control ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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