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Laxative On Birth Control
Im on the birth control mirena (levonorgestrel). Would taking garcinia cambogia effect my body or birth control?
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
I'm going to start taking maca soon, i'm also on birth control pills will taking maca affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills?
Maca Root: It is not entirely known how maca root will affect birth control pills, but the consensus is not to take it if you are taking birth control pills. It is a lot of estrogen which can cause increase in blood clots, breakthrough bleeding and may even render the birth control pills ineffective. ...Read more
None that I know of: None that i know of.Get a more detailed answer ›
If taking birth control pill, will taking Garcinia Cambogia affect the effectiveness of the birth control ?
GC: Is there really a good reason for you to take Garcinia Cambogia? ...Read more
You can.: Birth control pills (bcp's) are intended to suppress the ovaries and prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. However, nothing is 100%. Failure rates for pregnancy with bcp's can be 1% to 5% depending on the particular pill and on the patient compliance. Skipping pills is the usual cause for failure, but ovulation (and pregnancy) can occur even when the pill is taken properly. ...Read more
Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.
No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as other pills: All birth control pills are more than 95% effective with typical use, But consider a long acting, reversible method of birth control like an implant or IUD so that you don't have to remember to take a birth control pill. Easy to place and fewer side effects as well because they provide a sustained release of hormones at a low dose, so they're very safe! ...Read more
Will Zendo dieters tea decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? I am taking Mononessa birth control.
Not an issue: Your pills are absorbed in the small gut and the tea, whose main ingredient is senna, which stimulates the large bowel. The only value the tea has is to remedy constipation and can be a problem if used chronically as you might use as a supposed method to lose weight as it is advertised but not substantiated in anything I could find. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No period is OK: Women with no period for an unknown reason is a problem and needs investigation. There is no reason that women on 'the pill' must have a period every month. If you use the pill continously, not allowing menses, 'breakthrough' bleeding may occur. If the bleeding is significant, stop the pill for a few days, allow your period, then resume. Over time, you might get lucky and suppress all bleeding. ...Read more
Probably not: I researched the question and could not find anything indicating that Hydroxycut (anhydrous caffeine) affects the efficacy of birth control pills. Interestingly, the estrogen-like compounds in birth control pills make it harder for the body to get red of caffeine and may increased the side effects of the anhydrous caffeine. Talk with your gynecologist for further recommendations. ...Read more
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