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Does Forskolin interact with any birth control medication?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: I want to start taking Forskolin but will it effect me taking the birth control pill.??
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is likely to interact with the pill, reducing its efficacy.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Yes, Forskolin is metabolized in the liver and there are reports that it can interfere with birth control.
Forskolin is a herbal product and there are not enough studies documenting its interaction with birth control.
You might want to go through this link -
http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/05/how-dietary-supplements-effect-birth-control-efficacy/
All said, it is wise to start an alternate method if you plan to try out Forskolin.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
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Does Forskolin interact with any birth control medication?

Brief Answer: It is likely to interact with the pill, reducing its efficacy. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. Yes, Forskolin is metabolized in the liver and there are reports that it can interfere with birth control. Forskolin is a herbal product and there are not enough studies documenting its interaction with birth control. You might want to go through this link - http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/05/how-dietary-supplements-effect-birth-control-efficacy/ All said, it is wise to start an alternate method if you plan to try out Forskolin. All the best Please feel free to discuss further.