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Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill.
In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks.

In brief: No

Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill.
In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Usually one takes pe-natal vitamins when they know that they ARE pregnant, and you should not continue BCP's if youo are pregnant.
Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology

In brief: No

nope! it is ok to take both at the same time.

In brief: No

nope! it is ok to take both at the same time.
Dr. Audrey Lance
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