Users' questions

Will a detox affect my birth control?

Will a detox affect my birth control?

Laxatives Like detox tea, any sort of laxative can affect your pill. If you’re having tummy troubles and you either have diarrhoea or take anti-constipation medication it’s best to use another method of contraception for the next few days.

What substances affect birth control?

These drugs include:

  • Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol)
  • Felbamate (Felbatol)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal)
  • Phenobarbital (Luminal)
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek)
  • Primidone (Mysoline)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)

Is a birth control cleanse necessary?

Do you need a birth control “cleanse” or “detox”? Short answer: no. Dr. Jane van Dis, MD, FACOG, an OB-GYN at OB Hospitalist Group and a Modern Fertility medical advisor, says that you do not need to “cleanse” or “detox” after hormonal birth control.

How long does it take for birth control to get out of your system?

The hormones in birth control will leave your body within two days. Once they’re gone, your cycle will attempt to begin again.

Does vitamin C affect birth control?

Answer: Taking vitamin C will not interfere with the efficacy of your birth control pill. You should not be concerned about pregnancy unless you missed your pills or started your pack late.

What happens to your body during a birth control cleanse?

Generally speaking, menstrual cycles correct themselves within a few months of being off birth control and there are no long term effects on overall fertility. What is a birth control cleanse? Birth control cleanses and detoxes claim to prepare your body for pregnancy by resetting your hormone balance and uterine health.

How often should you take a birth control cleanse?

Most cleanses come in powder format, designed to be mixed with a non-carbonated beverage and taken every day. The supplements are usually taken for 2-3 cycles and begin on the first day of your non-medicated cycle.

How does cleansing affect the menstrual cycle, and how?

Does cleansing affect the menstrual cycle, and how? Hi! I usually do two cleanses a year (spring and fall) and have always found that I started bleeding a few days into the cleanse, or right after the cleanse; in any case, always at a time where I should not have a period, according to my menstrual cycle…

Is it safe to detox from birth control?

While it’s true that your body may take time to return to normal (it can take anywhere from 1-3 months before regular ovulation occurs), there is no medical need to detox from birth control. Are there any risks? As with any supplement, there may be risks associated with the specific ingredients involved.