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5-htp And Birth Control Pills?

Does anyone know if 5-htp will affect the effectiveness of my birth control pills? I currently take Nordette. Also, if it DOES lessen the pills effectiveness, is there another similar supplement that I can take that won't interact in such a way? Thanks so much in advance for any help.
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replied May 30th, 2007
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why are you taking it?

I don't really know if it does interact with birth control. When you were prescribed birth control, you should've told you doc you were taking it. I would call a pharmacist or doctor and ask them directly. However, they might tell you you shouldn't be taking it, because it is kind've silly.....

Does it actually help you? With what??
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