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Zyrtec affects as birth control, effectiveness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   I was wondering if Zyrtec affects birth control at all and its effectiveness
Doctor :   No
User :   if i am using Ortho Tricyclen Lo as an oral contraceptive
Doctor :   And may i know your age?
Doctor :   Its prescribed for allergy
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I Just know of someone who was taking antibiotics and it supposively knocked out the effects of birth control and she got pregnant
User :   22
Doctor :   As per medical researches there are no known reactions as such
User :   i just wanted to make sure if i take zyrtec it will have no affect on how my oral contraceptive works
Doctor :   Yes will have no eefect
User :   why is it that other medications do have an effect? what is different about zyrtec
Doctor :   Anti TB meds

User :   what are Anti TB meds?
Doctor :   Tuberculosis meds
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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