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How much can I drink while on the shot birth control?

How much can I drink while on the shot birth control?

Depo and Alcohol: Alcohol does not seem to affect the depo-provera or birth control shot directly. However, the more use of alcohol, the more reduction in inhibitions, the more likely to have multiple sexual partners, and the more likely to have sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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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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I drink beer most of the time and I have heard that beer makes birth control not to work? Is this true? Im on the shot by the way.

I drink beer most of the time and I have heard that beer makes birth control not to work? Is this true? Im on the shot by the way.

No: Theoretically with alcohol use in excess, you can alter the liver's ability to process many drugs, including birth control. However, a few beers a week, even a couple a night should not be enough to alter their action, especially with the depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot. ...Read more

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Can i drink prenatal and birth control at the same time ?

Sure : Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. They are not medication. Anyone can take them. It will not affect birth control. ...Read more

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Can you take birth control while drinking? Will it be less effective?

Can you take birth control while drinking? Will it be less effective?

Drug interactions: The metabolism of oral contraceptives (OCs) is accelerated by any drug that increases liver microsomal enzyme activity such as phenobarbital, phenytoin, griseofulvin, and rifampin. As a result, the contraceptive efficacy of an OC is likely to be decreased in women taking these drugs. Alcohol does not impair the efficacy of OC. ...Read more

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Asking again in better details. I do not drink, nor am I on birth control. Spider anigoma! (18-20) all over body. I'm only 26, what could cause this?

Asking again in better details. I do not drink, nor am I on birth control. Spider anigoma! (18-20) all over body. I'm only 26, what could cause this?

Depends.: High dose Vit A and C skin creams can cause increased superficial vessels. Other otc creams and lotions may do so too, depending (some are not well studied or don't report their side effects accurately or at all, sometimes.) Long-term unprotected tanning or UV exposure also damages the skin. Is anyone else in your family the same way? See a dermatologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much chamomile affect birth control ?

Popular myth: Contrary to popular myth, the chamomile tea is a great antiseptic, digestive aid, eases insomnia, boosts the immune system, banishes menstrual cramps and also a natural relaxant but does not interfere with birth control medications. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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