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Diet pills and Loestrin?

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I have been on Loestrin 24 for about 3 months, I also took Quick Trim diet pills for about a month but discontinued it about 2 weeks ago. Could the Quick Trim affect the efficacy of the birth control? I didn't have a period this month and didn't know if this should be a concern.


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replied November 8th, 2010
Birth Control Answer A17027
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Most of the diet control pills do affect effectiveness of the birth control pills. You should have consulted your gynecologist before starting on the diet pills and used additional birth control (condom/spermicide) to have continued protection.
If you do not get your periods within 10 days f the expected period dates, then consider getting an examination along with blood HCG test done by your gynecologist/obstetrician to confirm/rule out pregnancy.
Take care.



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