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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

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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? I'm 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? I'm 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?

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

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I drink a Herbalife tea and I was wondering if this affects my birth control?

I drink a Herbalife tea and I was wondering if this affects my birth control?

What is in the tea?: Need to know what is in the Herbalife tea to know if it impacts your birth control. Resubmit your question with the tea's ingredients. ...Read more

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What happens if you drink while on your period and birth control?

No: While you are on the period is usually when you are taking the placebo pills this is the best time for alcohol bec it doesn't change hormone levels. Once you start the new pack yo are risking a drop in protection everytime you drink or take meds while on ocp. ...Read more

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Will drinking green tea make my birth control less affective?

Will drinking green tea make my birth control less affective?

No: Green tea or any other food or beverage will not impact your birth control. If you are done having children consider essure. ...Read more

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I've been horribly bloated for a week now. Exercise, midol and drinking plenty of water haven't helped. Could my birth control be the cause?

I've been horribly bloated for a week now. Exercise, midol and drinking plenty of water haven't helped. Could my birth control be the cause?

Birth Control Pill: This could be a side effect if it is a new pill recently started but most likely is not related if you have been on it awhile. ...Read more

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Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Is it ok drink birth control pills while breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor: Since some of the hormones in bcp may get to the infant via the breast milk, you need to talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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If I drink a beer will it effects my birth control pill?

Beer: Beer shouldn't affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. ...Read more

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How come I get so emotional and sad when drinking the green birth control pills?

Great question.: I'm not sure I know the answer.
One question I have for you is maybe you want to get pregnant and don't wnt to take birth control pills?
If that is not eh answer, maybe you should be on a different birth control pill.
Hope all works out. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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