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Will adipex affect my antidepressants or birth control?

Will adipex affect my antidepressants or birth control?

Unsure: There are no direct drug-drug interactions that i know of, however, this drug does affect metabolism and weight and with that can affect menses and absorption of other drugs. I would seek the counsel of my pcp/gyn/mental health provider and would consider a consultation with a pharmacy doctorate and be cautious of the mixing of these meds if any concern. Being pregnany if unwanted is serious! ...Read more

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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What side effects are commonly associated with birth control & antidepressants?

What side effects are commonly associated with birth control & antidepressants?

Clarify please: Are you asking about combining oral contraceptives & antidepressants? Or each individually? Either way, to have a helpful response, you will need to specify which medications your are referring to. If you are not asking about medications interactions then i would break it into 2 separate questions (side effects for each medication). Please clarify & re-ask question. ...Read more

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Can birth control help with depression? I do not want to take antidepressants

Can birth control help with depression? I do not want to take antidepressants

If hormone related: Hormone imbalances can contribute to depression and anxiety. If your symptoms are caused by imbalances of estrogen, testosterone or progesterone, birth control pills might help. Hopefully, your thyroid hormones will be checked also. ...Read more

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Could an antidepressant or birth control pill I have been on for years suddenly start causing chronic constipation? (12wks)

Unlikely: It would be unusual to develop a new side effect from a medication you are already used to taking. Look for other causes. Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods containing plenty of fiber: whole grains, fruits and vegetables. See your doctor soon. Avoid the trap of taking OTC laxatives very often, as they can make problem worse. ...Read more

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Cant take antidepressants, benzo,s an birth control, melatonin ,water retention is ingredient causing dizziness ect. PMS like in post menapause help?

Cant take antidepressants, benzo,s an birth control, melatonin ,water retention is ingredient causing dizziness ect.  PMS like in post menapause help?

Dizziness: There are myriad causes for dizziness, you need a thorough history and physical exam to begin answering and addressing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello. I have a quick question regarding possible drug interactions. Do the antidepressants Zoloft, Viibryd, and Clonidine make hormonal birth control (Tri Cyclen Sprintec) less effective?

Drug interaction: person of unknown age gender medical Hx or medication Hx asks: I have a quick question regarding possible drug interactions. Do the antidepressants Zoloft, Viibryd, and Clonidine make hormonal birth control (Tri Cyclen Sprintec) less effective? ANS: i would go to Drugs.com and look up drug interactions. It will depend on how each is metabolized in your body. I would ask the team prescribing them. ...Read more

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I am peri menopausal but can not take birth control due to severe side effects. Anti depressants did not work either. What else can I do ?

I am peri menopausal but can not take birth control due to severe side effects. Anti depressants did not work either. What else can I do ?

Perimenopausal?: It is not clear from your question what precise symptom you want to relieve. Birth control pills and antidepressants have completely different uses. Please resubmit this question. ...Read more

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Is using birth control pills while on antidepression pills considered safe?

Yes: There are no interactions with those medications for most people. The birth control pills don't decrease the effectiveness of the anti-depressants. Nor vice versa. ...Read more

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I take 300 mg of bupoprion daily and birth control for my pmdd. How can I safely wean myself off the anti-depressants safely? I'd like to go natural.

I take 300 mg of bupoprion daily and birth control for my pmdd. How can I safely wean myself off the anti-depressants safely? I'd like to go natural.

See your doctor: It would be best to wean off with medical supervision..Esp with a psychiatrist. Depending on how you react to medication, some people can taper off quickly while others require more time. It would also be good to have monitoring of return of your symptoms and to discuss alternatives with a professional. ...Read more

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Can you take both anti-depressants and birth control at the same time?

Can you take both anti-depressants and birth control at the same time?

Yes : Many women take both and it generally shouldn't be a problem. Sometimes, for those that are taking the antidepressant for depression around the menses, women are able to discontinue their antidep. Med. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get pregnant while you have the birth control implant? Also what effects do anti depressants have on nexplanon?

How likely is it to get pregnant while you have the birth control implant? Also what effects do anti depressants have on nexplanon?

No effect of SSRIs: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin)/SSRIs. ...Read more

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Does anti-depression medicine affect the effectiveness of birth control pills? Take other precaution to prevent pregnancy?

Does anti-depression medicine affect the effectiveness of birth control pills? Take other precaution to prevent pregnancy?

Generally No: Antidepressants generally do not alter the effectiveness of Birth control, but to be safe it is recommended to use condoms as well which help prevent STI's as well as pregnancy. So in using both BCP and Condoms, you would be safer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Continuous increased intraocular pressure that seemingly evolved from an eye injury - walks and talks like glaucoma but less likely as she's 26y.....?

Glaucoma: Isn't just increased intra ocular pressure, it is also affection of optic nerve leading to visual field loss, unfortunately it goes unnoticed till visual field is significantly compromised. Age doesn't preclude glaucoma given the history of trauma, kindly keep the follow up with the ophthalmologist, keep taking your eye drops as prescribed and check visual field regularly, together with OP ...Read more

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Have you had to be put on antidepressants after giving birth?

Yes that can happen: It is called post partum depression which is not uncommon so if u need them it is important that you get on something and are followed closely either by your obgyn or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If the father takes antidepressants at conception can the unborn baby be affected or be born with birth defects?

Not likely!: It is highly unlikely that a father taking antidepressants when his wife conceives, would expect any effect on the developing fetus. A large review of women taking antidepressants before and during pregnancy failed to find any major adverse effect. Consider what the effect of a clinical depression, in either mother or father, might have on a developing fetus. Many "self-medicate" w/alcohol, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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