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    Old 07-05-2006, 11:43 PM   #1
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    birth control and herbs

    I heard somewhere that taking herbs can reduce the effectiveness of bc. Is that true??

     
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    Old 07-06-2006, 01:43 AM   #2
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    Re: birth control and herbs

    what kind of herbs?

     
    Old 07-06-2006, 01:48 AM   #3
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    Re: birth control and herbs

    it really depends on what kind of herbs one will be used.

     
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    Re: birth control and herbs

    I have read countless articles regarding St. John's Wort and the pill. You don't want to take them both together because it makes the pill less effective against pregnancy.

    But that's the only one I know for sure. I'm not sure about other herbs.

     
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    Re: birth control and herbs

    you don't want to take them at the same time? why would it make it less effective? i know it is not st johns wort... but i take welbutrin and a multivitamin at the same time i take the pill..... will those effect it?

     
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    Re: birth control and herbs

    I'm not a pharmacist or a chemistry major, so I'm really not sure why. But all I know is that I've read countless information online about how St. John's Wort is not reccommended for women on the pill because it makes it less effective.

    As far as I know, Wellbutrin and a multivitamin should not interfere with your pill. I'm pretty sure you're fine with those. But if you're in doubt, you should call your pharmacist who dispensed you the meds and ask them, because they're supposed to check that stuff before they give it to you anyway.

     
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    Re: birth control and herbs

    I'm doing a parasite cleanse with black walnut, cloves, and wormwood.

    The kidney cleanse i'm doing has hydreangea, gravel root, marshmellow root, ginger, uva ursi, black cherry bark, juniper berry, cedar berry, cilantro, parsley, golden rod tincture and wild oregano. Needness to say, it tastes disgusting!!

    I'll be doing a liver cleanse too and it has bitters, coptus circuma and gcg.

     
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