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Mixing vitamins on birth control

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Is it safe to mix vitamins if you are also on birth control and medication? The vitamines are coldfx (due to colds around me I dont want to get), Garlic capsules (same reason), Cod liver oil, CLA (conjugated Linoleic Acid) hinder's proliferation of fat cells, Acai Berry capsules (antioxidant), then I'm on the nuva ring as birth control, and I also take dexadrine once and while when I have lot's of homework for a.d.d (not on an every day basis). Is this safe because after writing this all down it sure does seem like alot to be taking?


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replied October 22nd, 2009
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Hello and welcome to eHealth Forum!


The medications that you are taking (coldfx (due to colds around me I dont want to get), Garlic capsules (same reason), Cod liver oil, CLA (conjugated Linoleic Acid) hinder's proliferation of fat cells, Acai Berry capsules (antioxidant)) are not allopathic products governed by FDA and other such drug authorities. These drugs do not undergo extensive clinical trials as allopathic chemicals do.

Hence it is difficult to comment upon their effect on nuva ring or whether they will increase the side effects or prove beneficial. Nuva ring itself has many side effects. Hence unless very necessary or unless prescribed by a doctor these products should not be taken.


You can also talk to your gynecologist regarding this as a one to one talk is more beneficial. Hope this helps. Take care!



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