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How affective is birth control when taking diet supplements such as vitamins and cla?

How affective is birth control when taking diet supplements such as vitamins and cla?

BC and vitamins: Most vitamins will not interfer with bc. However there are some herbs that can interfer and you should talk with your doctor if you are using herbs. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Do diet supplements such as zantrex effect birth control?

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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Can taking too many vitamin C supplements with birth control cause it to be less effective?

Can taking too many vitamin C supplements with birth control cause it to be less effective?

No- maybe more!: If anything, vitamin c may make oral contraceptives more effective by reducing the rate at which your liver clears estrogen from your system, thus slightly raising estrogen levels in some women- this is probably not clinically significant. Vitamin c also improves absorption of the iron it contains. ...Read more

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I read that taking high doses of vitamin C can affect birth control effectiveness. I am on seasonique and take vit. C supplement about 560 mg per day?

I read that taking high doses of vitamin C can affect birth control effectiveness. I am on seasonique and take vit. C supplement about 560 mg per day?

Unlikely: A study has shown that the increase in availability of estrogen in women taking a lot of vitamin c is not of any clinical significance. Vitamin c does not decrease the effectiveness of the pills, although huge doses may cause mild symptoms of excess estrogen. ...Read more

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Does taking Garlic Vitamins, or supplements, adversely affect the effectiveness of Birth Control. Specifically, some that have 10 micro of estrogen?

Does taking Garlic Vitamins, or supplements, adversely affect the effectiveness of Birth Control. Specifically, some that have 10 micro of estrogen?

Birth control: Vitamins and particularly garlic should have no real adverse effects with birth control pills. Antibiotics are the biggest cause for interference. ...Read more

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Can taking too many vitamin supplements, or taking too many vitamin supplements in high quantity affect/ counteract with birth control?

Can taking too many vitamin supplements, or taking too many vitamin supplements in high quantity affect/ counteract with birth control?

Yes: Vitamins don't interfere with birth control pills; however, there are some supplements that in high doses could interfere with birth control pills. Some examples are St. John's Wort, Soy Isoflavones, and Chaste-berry. If you are on a particular herb, check it for interactions or ask you doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am Vitamin D deficient. I was prescribed a once a month supplement for 3 months. Will this make my birth control less effective?

I am Vitamin D deficient. I was prescribed a once a month supplement for 3 months. Will this make my birth control less effective?

Perhaps: Vitamin D may make your birth control less effective. You should not take them at the same time. Consult with your health care professional for more info ...Read more

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Will taking vitamin D supplements interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Vitamin D: Vitamin D should have no effect on birth control pills. Take one 500 mg vitamin D every day. Not expensive and very safe! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take birth control pills with vitamin d supplements?

Is it ok to take birth control pills with vitamin d supplements?

Yes: There is no bad interaction between birth control pills and vitamin d. ...Read more

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When taking Amethia birth control, is it okay to take a vitamin supplement containing vitamin C, B2, B6, B12, Zinc, and folic acid? If so how much daily (mg)

When taking Amethia birth control, is it okay to take a vitamin supplement containing vitamin C, B2, B6, B12, Zinc, and folic acid? If so how much daily (mg)

Pre-natal vitamins: A preparation of pre-natal vitamins will cover all the bases and you will have all the ingredients in one pill at the right dose. See this site for more information.

http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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Is Botox safe if you are on birth control, vitamin D, krill oil, multi vitamin and collagen supplement?

Is Botox safe if you are on birth control, vitamin D, krill oil, multi vitamin and collagen supplement?

Safety of Botox: There are very few contraindications to having Botox and what you have listed are not. ...Read more

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I have a vitamin B12 and vitamin defficency I am pure vegetarian any food or diet supplements to increase the level?

I have a vitamin B12 and vitamin defficency I am pure vegetarian any food or diet supplements to increase the level?

Vegetarian too: I am a vegetarian also. What were your levels? And did your physician provide any advice? Vitamin B12 is easy to supplement, but I am curious of the other "vitamin deficiencies" you mentioned. Please elaborate. ...Read more

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Are there any medications/probiotics/vitamins other than antibiotics and St. John’s worth that would interfere with the mini pills effectiveness? Does It matter how many hours are between taking medication and birth control?

Are there any medications/probiotics/vitamins other than antibiotics and St. John’s worth that would interfere with the mini pills effectiveness? Does It matter how many hours are between taking medication and birth control?

Not a big worry: Commonly used antibiotics should not be a problem, except for rifampin. There are very few commonly used medications or supplements that interfere with hormonal contraceptives such as combination OCP's, progesterone mini-pills, etc. There is a chart on a 2009 website that lists some of the things to watch out for: http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/tre.107/pdf ...Read more

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My urine is bright neon yellow (not goldish at all), but I'm not taking any vitamins or medications other than birth control. What could be the cause?

My urine is bright neon yellow (not goldish at all), but I'm not taking any vitamins or medications other than birth control. What could be the cause?

Urine Color: The color of your urine can be changed by dyes in foods, medications, drinks, disease and by ingesting dyes. If you changed the brand of BCP or the generic version it could cause this. The urinary tract medicine pyridium (phenazopyridine) is a common cause as well. Liver disease can cause this as well. If you have any yellowing of the whites of your eyes or this does not resolve seek medical care ...Read more

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Taking birth control and prenatal vitamins is it ok?

Taking birth control and prenatal vitamins is it ok?

Yes: It's fine. I'm perhaps in the minority in believing that routine supplementation with inexpensive vitamin-mineral tablets is worthwhile for people without special risks / needs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to take a hair, skin and nail vitamin while taking birth control, as well?

I don't know what: The ingredients are: herbs? Supplements? Vitamins? I would not anticipate that this would render oral contraceptives ineffective. ...Read more

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Could someone take hair, skin, and nail vitamins while also taking birth control?

Could someone take hair, skin, and nail vitamins while also taking birth control?

Why take them?: Unless you list all of the ingredients in these supplements, no one can answer your question. The safest bet is not to take anything that is not prescribed by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I don't plan to become pregnant for about 9 mos. When would you recommend I stop taking birth control? Also, can I start taking prenatal vitamins now?

Pregnancy: Yes, you can start taking prenatal vitamins now. Regarding when to stop to use of various forms of birth control, that depends on which one you are using. Please discuss w your OB or even with pharmacist if you are taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the vitamins decrease the effectiveness of my birth control?

No it will not: No it will not interfere with birth control pills, there is no contraindication and safe. ...Read more

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Could someone take biotin vitamins with birth control?

Could someone take biotin vitamins with birth control?

Yes it is ok: Biotin is a vitamin in b class and it is water soluble vitamin also called b7.It is ok to take with birth control pill. ...Read more

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Does taking 600mg of vitamin c at the same time as my birth control affect its efficacy?

Does taking 600mg of vitamin c at the same time as my birth control affect its efficacy?

Prob not needed: There are some theoretical questions about the interaction of vitamin C with oral contraceptive pills. Taking vitamin C may result in increased blood concentration of estradiol which, again theoretically, might impact the pill's effectiveness. 600 mg is a moderate dose; I would try to get more vitamin C in my diet, & limit supplemental vitamin C to 250 mg. You probably don't need any. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Can multi vitamins contradict sprintec tabs- birth control.? I started taking these recently.

Can multi vitamins contradict sprintec tabs- birth control.? I started taking these recently.

Not usually: Most multivitamins do not interact with or contradict birth control tablets. However, in the unlikely event that your multivitamin contains st. John's wort, it could make your birth control pill less effective. Check the ingredients and see what's in there, and discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Julian Raffoul
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Diet Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more