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Birth control and herbs?!


Question: Birth control and herbs?
I'm taking a birth control to work on being regular. I was given some herbs (St. John's Wort) to help with some feelings of depression. Is it safe to take with the birth control?

Answers:

It is safe meaning that it will cause no ill effects on your, however St. John's Wort increases the breakdown of the estrogen from the pills causing them to be less effective. So, if you take them at the same time, use backup protection such as a condom.




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