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Will taking rapid weight loss shakes effect my birth control pills effectiveness? Because I know antibiotics do that to the pill.

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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: They Shouldn't

Weight loss shakes should not affect the efficacy of your birth control pills, unless they contain some form of herbal preparation or medication.
However, i advise against rapid weight loss shakes, as rapid weight loss can be dangerous. One should not lose more than 2-3 pounds a week on a weight loss plan. Plus, if you rapidly drop weight, you will rapidly gain it back without lifestyle changes.

In brief: They Shouldn't

Weight loss shakes should not affect the efficacy of your birth control pills, unless they contain some form of herbal preparation or medication.
However, i advise against rapid weight loss shakes, as rapid weight loss can be dangerous. One should not lose more than 2-3 pounds a week on a weight loss plan. Plus, if you rapidly drop weight, you will rapidly gain it back without lifestyle changes.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Weight loss

Sometimes what is in the product can effect the BCP.
The weight loss itself can effect metabolism of the pill.

In brief: Weight loss

Sometimes what is in the product can effect the BCP.
The weight loss itself can effect metabolism of the pill.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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