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Old 07-27-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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Exclamation Birth control what meds ect. can mess up the the effectiveness

do vitamins alter the effectiveness of BC? I have just started taking Vitamin B as an energy supplement and I was just curious. Does anyone else know what could alter the effects besides Antibiotics?

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Old 07-28-2005, 09:19 PM   #2
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Re: Birth control what meds ect. can mess up the the effectiveness

St. John's wort is one.

 
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Old 07-29-2005, 06:37 AM   #3
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Re: Birth control what meds ect. can mess up the the effectiveness

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do vitamins alter the effectiveness of BC? I have just started taking Vitamin B as an energy supplement and I was just curious. Does anyone else know what could alter the effects besides Antibiotics?

There's no problem with vitamin B.

Drugs that may decrease the effectiveness of the pill include penicillin-class antibiotics (those generic names ending in -cillin), tetracyclines (those generic names ending in -cycline), barbiturates such as butabarbital and phenobarbital, rifampin, Dilantin, Tegretol, and griseofulvin.

 
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Re: Birth control what meds ect. can mess up the the effectiveness

I have found that antibiotics don't effect birth control. My doctor told me that they did a study recently in Austin and the only antibiotic that effected the pill was Rifampin. But yes St. John's wort has been said to effect it. But vitamins are ok they won't alter its effectivness.

 
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