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Interaction With Bcp
Does L-Carnitine taken as a fat burning supplement in a capsule/tablet form (500mg-1g a day) have an interaction with bcp Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?
Forgot carnitine!: Carnitine is a waste of money. The only successful way lose weight is to know the calories of the foods you eat currently and then decrease the amount you take it. If you eat less calories than you need each day, you lose weight, eat more, you gain weight. It's that simple. Counting calories is free and works to teach you how to control your weight for life.! NO high protein-low carb diets! ...Read more
Yes: There is no interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No: Those do not interactGet a more detailed answer ›
I take Lexapro, Mirapex, Birth Control Pill, Vitamin D3 and B12 daily. Am I OK to take a daily probiotic without any negative interactions?
Okay but useless:
You may take a probiotic but do not expect it to make any difference other than the money you will lose.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What is the interaction between birth control pills, the morning after pill, and the antibiotic amoxicillin? What's the possibility of pregnancy?
No interaction.: If you are on birth control pills, took the morning after pill and are taking Amoxicillin for an unrelated reason, you are extremely unlikely to be pregnant. Check a home urine pregnancy test the after a missed period and if negative repeat in a week - that's the only way to be sure. Take Folic Acid 1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more
Continue: Continue to take your birth control pills regularly. For example: if you took your bcps before day light savings time around 9 P.M. Then still take them at 9 P.M. After day light savings time. An hour won't be detrimental to the effects of birth control. ...Read more
Yes: An hour either way would not make much difference. ...Read more
Read the instruction: Please check the information supplied with the type of bcp you have been prescribed or ask the pharmacist who gave it to you, or call your doc's office and they can explain. ...Read more
Does it matter that I take my BCP an hour later than before? I work late and don't take it the same time I use to.
Depends: If you are using a combined oral contraceptive, one with estrogen and progesterone, then variation in the time you take it of up to about 6 hours won't matter. If you are taking the mini-pill, the progesterone only pill, then you need to take it within an hour of the same time every day to ensure it is effective. If you are having difficulty taking the pills everyday, consider an implant or IUD ...Read more
I take my BCP's at night but want to change the time & take them in the morning. How can I go about doing this, & still stay protected?
Pretty easy...: Take your usual dose in the evening, the next dose the next morning, then daily in the morning. (No harm will come from having two doses a few hours apart.) ...Read more