Does echinacea interact with oral contraceptive?

Echinacea and bcps. Depending on the strength of both the oral bcp and how much echinacea you take, periodic drops in estrogen (when stopping the dose of echinacea) can cause spotting or light bleeding when added to low dose oral contraceptives. There is no harm, just inconvenience.

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Does St. John's Wort interact with Nuvaring in the same way as oral contraceptives?

Yes. St. John's wort can reduce the blood levels and effects of ethinyl estradiol, one of the components of Nuvaring as well as birth control pills. Nuva ring has basically the same ingredients as oral contraceptives. The biggest difference is the novel way of getting these ingredients into your bloodstream. Best wishes! Read more...

Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

No remembering! The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. Read more...

Is it ok to take nyquil while on aubra (oral contraceptive)?

Very little interact. interaction. They can be used together. Dextromethorphan, an ingredient in many cold medicines as a weak narcotic cough suppressant (weak enough that it is sold over the counter!) suppresses liver metabolism of drugs and INCREASES their levels. More drug .. not going to make it work less. But these effects are small even compared to the difference in drug concentration from people's sizes. Read more...