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Vitamins/herbs effect on BC pill ...help!


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Old 02-08-2004, 04:58 PM   #1
Laurenmarie179
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Question Vitamins/herbs effect on BC pill ...help!

I'm wondering how I can find out if a certain vitamin or herb will decrease the effectiveness of my birth control pill.

I am currently dealing w/ hormonal adullt acne and am taking a BC pill (yasmin)to help this along w/ zinc, b-complex and C.

I have read that omega-3 and saw pallmeto are good in treating hormonal acne, but if used for these purposes--or any other--wouldnt it effect the BC pill if it is effecting my hormones? I do not want to end up pregnant!

 
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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Re: Vitamins/herbs effect on BC pill ...help!

St. John's Wort binds the same proteins as your BCP, decreasing their effectiveness in about 2% of the population. Research is on going to evaluate other common herbs. Is your main concern the acne or the contraceptive effects? There are many different types of estrogen and progesterone and your might have to try several to find the formula your body likes.

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