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

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Some mood

stabilizers do. Please let us know which medication you are referring to and we can check it for you.
Please resubmit with this info.

In brief: Some mood

stabilizers do. Please let us know which medication you are referring to and we can check it for you.
Please resubmit with this info.
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