What kinds of medicines decrease birth control pills effectiveness?
Drugs that may cause this effect include: many antibiotics (e.g., cephalosporins, chloramphenicol, macrolides, penicillins, tetracyclines, sulfas), aprepitant, bexarotene, bosentan, dapsone, griseofulvin, certain HIV protease inhibitors (e.g., amprenavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir), modafinil, nevirapine, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin), many seizure medications (e.g., barbiturates, carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), St. John's wort. Ask your doctor if you should use additional reliable birth control methods while taking any of the drugs mentioned above while also taking birth control pills. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription/herbal medications you may use, especially of: thyroid hormone drugs, certain benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam, chlordiazepoxide), prednisone-like drugs, certain antidepressants (e.g., tricyclics), beta-blockers (e.g., metoprolol), "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin), insulin. This product can affect the results of certain lab tests (e.g., thyroid). Inform all laboratory personnel that you use this drug. Birth control pills may significantly intensify the effects of alcohol. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about this. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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The chances are very slim. It is possible, but very unlikely. The pill and a spermicide condom are the best way to go for protection. This is the method that my boyfriend and I use. It is the most effective because if the condom fails and he ejaculates inside of you, you always have the birth cont…rol to back it up. But this instance is highly unlikely! its the best way to go that is what my boyfriend and i use and it is great!!! but it is highly unlikely to get pregnant I WOULD SAY PREETY DAMB HARD ! IF U TOOK THE PILL AS INSTRUCTED AND ALWAYS USED A CONDEM THATS PRETTY MUCH FOOL PROOF,MAYBE IF U R NERVOUS ABOUT BIENG PREGNANT SOMTIMES NERVES DELAY YOUR CYCLE Zero. unassuming that there is no divine intervention. about 0.01% The odds are very slim, but it is possible especially if the condom breaks and/or if the regularity of your pill taking has suffered any lapses. If condoms are 99% effective and the pill is 99% effective, that means there is still a one in ten thousand chance of becoming pregnant over no protection at all. I was in a relationship where I had sex 5,000 times in a seven year period with double protection. Didn't get pregnant. The pill doesnt work for everyone and condoms can break or have a hole in it. It is very unlikely but it can happen. Unlikely but still possible I'm going to take a nerd approach here...assuming that the birth control pill when used as directed is 97% effective and a condom when used entirely correct is 96% effective then here's what we have: A 3% chance of pregnancy with the pill and a 4% chance with a condom. Now when used in conjunction with one another we have the probability of A intersection with B (A = pill, B = condom) since these two events are independent of one another. Therefore to determine the likelihood of event A or B happening or both events occurring we would simply multiply P(A) X P(B), yielding 0.0012 or 0.12% chance of pregnancy given both are used correctly, as directed, and in conjunction with one another. So, if you have sex using the aforementioned method with no pregnancies 832 times...I'd be careful about one more night of passion b/c the law of probability says that girl is gonna get prego!! and makes it a little easier to understand. that is a very secure method to use because basicly you are doubling up, i use the same method that you do for about 4 months now and i have not become pregnant, so it looks pretty unlikely Chances of Pregnancy There is always a chance in everything, but if you are using protection correctly your chances of getting pregnant are very low. (MORE)
Does the numbing injection that you get at the dentist for a filling decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill?
The numbing effect lasts from 2 to 4 hours. Rarely does it lastmore than that, although there have been cases where the numbingeffect lasted for days.
Regardless of the birth control pill you are taking, per FDAguidelines and standard GYN practice: . If you start the pill in the first five days of menstrualbleeding, no backup method is needed. . If you start the pill at any other time in your cycle, use abackup method of birth control, like cond…oms or abstinence fromvaginal sex, for the first seven days of that first pack. You can confirm this information by checking the FDA insert thatcame with your birth control pill, or by calling your prescriber orpharmacist. For reasons of patient error, some health care providers recommendthat new users, particularly teens, use a back up method for amonth because of the increased possibility of missing a pill, notbecause the pills, when taken as directed, take that long to startto work. In other countries, patient package inserts may differ. Forinstance, a link to prescribing information for Diane 35 and Diane35 ED lists three different rules for timing of effectiveness inthe same package insert. See link below for full information. (MORE)
You do not need to take a contraceptive gel while on birth control. There is still a 5% risk of being pregnant while on the pill because it is not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. I wholeheartedly disagree with the previous answer!!! Better safe than sorry when it comes to pregnancy preventio…n. Many women use spermacides or condoms with the pill, just in case. The cyclic pills tend to have lower dosages than other oral contraceptives, so it IS a good idea to use other contraceptive methods, especially if you've ever gotten pregnant on the pill. The risk of pregnancy when taking the combination pill is 3%, in actual practice. Spermicides are actually less effective than the pill, however; your pill may not be the most effective for your body chemistry. But the answer to your question is less than 3%. (MORE)
Answer . \nI have also wondered this question and with the research that I have done, it says that neither affects the effectiveness of birth control pills
Answer . No. It does not. Nor will it ever. That is a complete myth.. The only ones you need to worry about, are ones like Fresca which contain REAL grapefruit juice. Grapefruit is known to interact with many drugs, including birth control. Grapefruit slows down your body's ability to eliminate …the estrogen from your pills which leaves it circulating in your system longer which then greatly increases all of the risks that birth control carries. You can still drink it, (I do) but sparingly and not often. (MORE)
Answer . Hello there. \n. \nAs Codeine is a inflammatory and also from the Paracetamol family, its unlikelly it will affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills you are taking. \n. \nBut if you are in doubt, then use a condom for the next seven days to prevent pregnancy.
Each woman will respond to the hormones in birth control pillsdifferently. However, there are some common side effects like: Lighter periods Shorter periods Less menstrual cramping Less anemia Nausea Breast tenderness Bleeding between periods Change in sex drive Abdominal cramping Tiredness Dizzin…ess Decrease in vaginal discharge Increase in vaginal discharge Bloating moodiness Signs of serious side effects may include severe chest, leg, or armpain; and shortness of breath. If you currently use birth controlpills and experience any of these symptoms, stop using immediatelyand call your health care provider. (MORE)
Answer . When taken at the same time, every day, as directed, yes. But, for a lot of people life gets in the way. You drop one down the sink, or run late and take it two hours late or have the flu and throw one up or have to take antibiotics (which makes the pill ineffective for that whole month…!) With the shot it is four times a year and you just go see the doctor and get it done. No remembering at all. However a lot of women put on more weight or find that they feel moodier or just not as good when using the shot instead of the pill. There are a lot of options including patches, rings, impanted, shots, pills and IUDs. Most of these use hormones to control your ovulation. No egg = no baby. Talk to your doctor about which one will work best for you, personally. But, no pill, patch or shot can protect you from HIV, herpes or a host of other things (you can get a shot to protect you from two strains of Hepatitis AND now you can get vaccinated against the strain of HPV that causes cervical cancer. Call your doctor tomorrow!) So get your blood checked and be certain that your partner has a clean, recent, blood test and always always always always use a condom (married couples can ignore the condom rule but not the blood test one.) (MORE)
Answer . Hello,\n. \nNo birth control pill will decrease your appetite. Eating small meals every few hours has been proven to decrease the appetite after a period of several weeks. \n. \nIn regard to birth control treatment of Acne, BC pills does help reduce Acne. There are many BC pills, all …with different effects on Acne. It's advisable you speak to your Doctor about this as he/she can recommend the best treatment for you. (MORE)
If you take green tea it increases bowel movement and are on birth control pills does this decrease the effectiveness of the pill?
No. More frequent bowel movements does not affect how well the birth control pill works, although (theoretically) severe diarrhea may.
No form of contraception, except total abstinence, is 100%effective. If 1000 couples take the birth control pill perfectly, 3couples will have a pregnancy over the course of the year. In real life, the failure rate is about 3/100 because of usererror. Among teens, about 1/8 will have a pregnancy. Mi…ssing orforgetting pills is the most common reason that the birth controlpill fails. Other reasons are interfering medications or herbal preparations. Talk with your partner about how it would be for you if you had apregnancy now. If an unintended pregnancy would be a disaster,consider using condoms along with the birth control pill orconsider switching to a method with top-tier effectiveness such asthe IUD or contraceptive implant. (MORE)
Answer . with both, less than 1 percent. you are more likely to fly a space mission joymaker rn
I have noticed that I have NOT been myself since on Lexapro and birth control..I was looking for an answer to see if they just DON"T get along! .
Yes - any medication that you take while on birth control has the option to interfere with its intensity.
You're not likely to see a change in side effects when changing from the patch to the pill. You will have to be more diligent about timing, since you're moving from once-a-week birth control to daily.
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I'm not familiar with Fematril but to be certain I would advise you speak to your Doctor about this.
If all of the pill is still there and you take all of it, yes.
Both are advertised as 99% effective against pregnancy. However, the patch is advertised as being more apt to cause blood clots in women, particularly those who smoke and/or over age of 35.
Birth ontrol pills may not work as well while you are using Penicillin-VK . To prevent pregnancy, use an extra form of birth control (eg, condoms).
absolutely! If you take the pill as directed it is 99% effective. If you frequently skip days, however, the effectiveness drops to 80% If you don't think you are able to remember to take a pill at the same time every day there are also Depo shot, IUD implants available as well as the Nuvaring …and the Patch. (MORE)
Green tea pills do not effect birth control. They may slightlyspeed up your metabolism but will not affect your hormones.
Antibiotics will completely eliminate the usefulness of a birth control pill. A secondary source, such as condoms, should be used while on antibiotics to continue the prevention of pregnancy. Usually the medical information on the birth control package states which medicines will interfere with the …product. (MORE)
You mean like the pill ? No. The only thing that does is antibiotics .
No. You should choose a time of day when you're most likely to remember. The pill doesn't know if that regular time is at night or during the day.
Depending on when you stopped using birth control can change the effectiveness of the withdrawal method. Missing one or two pills in your pill pack can cause you to become pregnant even if you use the withdrawal method. The withdrawal method is not very effective even without the use of birth contro…l pills because the man does not have to ejaculate for a woman to get pregnant since there can be sperm in pre-ejaculate fluid. The withdrawal method usually results in pregnancy 8 times out of every 10 women or 80%. Therefore, this method is not very effective. (MORE)
Antihistamines, zinc lozenges, and decongestants do not affect how well the birth control pill works. Contact your health care provider or pharmacist for specific information about your cold remedy. Answer Certain antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. Over-the-counter… cold medicines do not interfere. Answer The pill may not of protected you during the few days you was sick. (MORE)
Like all medication, when it expires, it becomes less effective (and increases in its ineffectiveness as the time goes on). It's not easy to give a percentage as to how effective compared to non-expired pills, but if using expired birth control is your only option, I would use it with a condom or so…me other non-hormonal birth control to make sure you don't get pregnant. Otherwise, the likelihood of pregnancy will increase. (MORE)
i just started taking it, i got it from planned parenthood.. they say it is pretty effective and its pretty cheap..i have to get it without my parents knowing, so i dont have a choice on what kind i take... ive been asking around about the side effects, but everyone says something different.. so …ill guess ill have to see what happens oh and also the lady told me to take my first pill the day i started my period and if i did, then it would be effective immediately.. but then other sites say different things depending on when you started taking it in your cycle The pill is 99% effective for everyone when taken everyday. About 8 out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don't always take the pill as directed. (MORE)
Woman swear by the pill causing weight gain, but the manufactures say it is not so and as many women lose weight as gain while on OCP.
Yes, ginseng can increase the metabolism of birth control pills, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy. Consider using a back up method, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, while using ginseng, and talk with your health care provider about other treatment options.
Because birth control pills can increase blood pressure, this question is one that must be discussed with your health care provider.
Yes, but it will take longer to enter your blood stream. It also tastes awful.
I'm having a hard time understanding what you're asking, so here are two answers. Iron pills work with or without birth control. Iron pills do not prevent pregnancy.
No, it will not. Acyclovir is an anti-viral, not an antibiotic, and it will therefore not interfere with your birth control pill.
In theory all antibiotics can make birth control pills less effective. This concern has not been proved.
The colors and content varies by brand. For information specific to your brand, contact your pharmacist or health care provider.
Birth control often comes with side effects that can move from slightly annoying to bad enough to make you switch. You may not know what you can tolerate until you've given a couple of them a try.
As long as you have not skipped any pills and start the new packet on time, yes the pill is effective every day during and after your period.
I think it is just the change in hormones. In some methods of B.C. the uterus could be irritated. I am on NuvaRing and I hardly have any side effects, in fact, I'm much less moody and emotional.
There are no known drug interactions between ketorolac (toradol) and combined or progestin-only birth control pills.
Prune juice does not affect how well the birth control pill works. There's no increased risk of pregnancy.
An overdose of birth control pills could cause nausea and breast tenderness. It will not kill you, cause an abortion, or make you infertile.
The category of pain medications is so broad that no generalization can be made. Most medications used for pain don't affect how well birth control works. A few medications used as adjunct pain treatment do. You must contact your prescriber or pharmacist for advice specific to your situation.
Any pill with active pills taken for more than three weeks will reduce the number of periods. Some pills are packaged for this purpose (e.g. Seasonale, Seasonique), but any monophasic pill can be used in this way.
Progestins, or artificial progesterones, are used in birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Estrogen alone is not used in any birth control pill, but only in combination with progestin.
The birth control pill is effective as long as you take it regularly. After you stop, you may be able to get pregnant within a couple of weeks, or your next ovulation may be delayed slightly. If your periods were regular before, you can expect to ovulate within 2-4 weeks after stopping the birth con…trol pill. Birth Control Pills work for as long as you continue taking them as directed. The Morning After Pill is an Emergency Contraceptive; it works for the day you had unprotected sex and up to 120 hours after you previously had unprotected sex. It is not made to protect you from sex you might have tomorrow or next week. You need to use Birth Control for continued protection. (MORE)
Like any other medication, the birth control pill has side effects to be aware of. Some common side effects are headache, breakthrough bleeding, mood swings and decreased libido.
No Singulair (montelukast) has no effect on birth control pill. It can be taken at the same moment (or in the same day) regularly.