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can i take champix while on birth control ?

I understand the effects of birthcontrol and smoking alone, but I do want to quit. Should I be worried about side affects with champix and birth control? Specifically Yazmin?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Dear Bobbie
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Several health risks go along specifically with smoking while on the birth control pill. There is some evidence that smoking can decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control. Smoking causes a breakdown of estrogen, thus lowering the body's estrogen levels, which in turn plays a role in the effectiveness of the pill. Some smokers will experience spotting or breakthrough bleeding on the pill, more so than non-smokers. This could signal that the efficacy of the pill is lowered.
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