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What causes trigestrel birth control pills to fail?

May 2013
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What causes trigestrel birth control pills to fail,from foods to drinks anything that can lead to them failing?
Posted Mon, 23 Jul 2012 in Child Birth
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 3 hours later
Thanks for the query.

trigestrel pills are combined oral contraceptive pills,

Normally the effectiveness of pills will be affected by improper usage like not maintaining the time, missing pills etc.

Generally normal food will not interact with the effectiveness of pills,
Theoretically it is said that foods like,
licorice, yam, soy,
dairy products like milk from cattle treated with recombinant bovine growth hormone ,
Grapefruit belonging to citrus family,
Fish oil,
Herbs like hypericum, red clover, vitex etc,
Vitamins like Vit-c,
Drugs like carbamazepine, barbiturates, ampicillin etc
can decrease the effectiveness of pills,

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