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Can somebody please tell me the side effects of birth controll pills.?

A: Common side effects The most common side effects are changes in menstrual periods, including: Very light or skipped periods. Bleeding between periods (spotting), which usually decreases after using a hormonal method for 3 to 4 months. Less common side effects Less common side effects of combination hormonal methods include: Nausea and vomiting, especially during the first month of use. (Try taking your pill with your evening meal or at bedtime and then sleeping through the high-hormone hours that can cause nausea. Or take your pill with breakfast, if nausea bothers you at night.) This side effect is least likely with the vaginal ring. Nausea usually goes away after the first few months of use. If not, a lower dose...


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Does cough medicine weaken the effects of birth control

A: It''s always a good idea to ask your doctor or midwife, but cold medicine should not have any effect on your birth control pills....
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What kinds of medicine mess with the effectiveness of birth control

A: Certain antibiotics can interact with birth control pills, making the birth control pills less effective and pregnancy more likely. Spotting - or ''mid-cycle'' bleeding - may be the first sign that it is interfering. !...
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Will tylenol, advil, or either affect the effectiveness of birth control

A: No, over the counter medicines are perfectly safe and will not affect birth control. Thanks for using !...
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How to Maximize the effectiveness of birth control Pills

A: birth control pills are one of the most popular forms of birth control in the United States. It is also, being up to 99.91 percent successful, one of the most effective forms of birth control available. However, this rate of effectiveness can be compromised in many ways. To be as protected as possible, you must adhere to certain guidelines....


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Will an antibiotic cancel the effects of birth control

A: No those two medicines work on different parts of the body...


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What medicines will decrease effectiveness of birth control?

A: Many women taking birth control pills worry that certain medications can affect the overall benefits from the pill. The use of antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.TypesThere are low-dose and regular-dose birth control pills, with the types of hormones used causing the distinction in dosage. Those who are taking low-dose hormone birth control pills are more susceptible to antibiotics having an effect on the potency of the pill....


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Can antibiotics reduce effectiveness of birth control pills?

A: Some antibiotics like penicillin, tetracyclines and rifampin have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills or oral contraceptives. The risk is highest in women who take low-dose birth control or who are just beginning an oral contraceptive regimen, reports the Mayo Clinic.Source:Mayo Clinic: birth control Pill FAQ...


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What medications affect the effectiveness of birth control? Be specific please.?

A: ALL antibiotics. Better safe than sorry. If you've been prescribed one, make sure you're using a back-up method of birth control. I've also read that Echinachea (commonly found in cold remedies and vitamin supplements) can alter the effectiveness of birth control. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist. It's their job to know and they will tell you if it's something you should be concerned about. You can always call the pharmacy and have them give you a consult over the phone, too....
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do proton pump inhibitors affect the effectiveness of birth control pills?

A: Hi there. Welcome to the forum! There are some drugs which can interact with oral contraceptive pills like -smoking, griseofulvin, phenobarbital, antibiotics etc. Proton pump inhibitors don''t interact with birthcontrol pills. Please keep us posted for any further queries. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!...
 
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