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Will melatonin supplements interfere with birth control pills effectivness? I am taking alysena 28.
Probably not: Be aware that with oral bc pills there is at least a 1 perv=cent failure rate without taking any other medication. ...Read more
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
Probably not: it is unlikely that these will interfere with the med you are taking but no studies have been done to prove any relationship. You should be safe if you take your pills as they are suppose to be taken. It might be wise to take them at separate times to be safe. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Will taking melatonin effect birthcontrol pills? (I'm taking the generic version of Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol).)
Yes but only if . . : Hydrochlorothiazide is a relatively weak diuretic (water pill) which can also lower potassium level, which can be dangerous if too low. However, as weak as HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is and given the relatively lower dose that we prescribe these days, it's unlikely for most patients to need extra potassium at 6.25mg/d, 12.5mg or even 25mg/d. However, at 50mg/d, many need potassium. Best to see prescribing doc & check K ...Read more
Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?
Maybe: anything that interferes with absorbing a medicine can affect it. if the cleanse extrem moves things through your gi tract faster than normal, you may not absorb the amount of the pill you need to. would use back up condoms or just skip the cleanse extrem which is bogus anyhow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supplements: I see no reason to take either one but I would read the label and ask whoever recommended you take them. You must not realize that manufacturers can add anything they want to this stuff and do. Beware. ...Read more
Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, hoodia.. Are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more
Briefly: Breakthrough bleeding is often an indicator of a hormonal issue. Taking "extra" birth control pills" increases both Progesterone and estrogen, which is not the optimal way to treat this. The better option is th change to a more appropriate pill, usually meaning not a "lo dose" pill or a "triphasic" pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer