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I want to know if taking a nutritional supplement will

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Hi, I want to know if taking a nutritional supplement will affect the efficacy of my birth control pill (Diane 35ED). The supplement is called viviscal and contains the following ingredients: shark cartilage, malpighia glabra (acerola) fruit powder, equivalent to ascorbic acid, horsetail extract, millet extract, ascorbic acid, zinc (zinc oxide), biotin, nicotinamide (vitamin b3), iron (ferrous fumarate). I took them at the same time last night and am concerned it may make the pill less effective. Thanks
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 1 month ago.


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, Viviscal is a dietary supplement and would not have any negative effect on Birth control pills.

No need to get panic.

Yes, you can take it together for long term.

This would not have any negative interaction, Also efficacy of birth control pill would not be affected by use of this supplement.

I have gone through all details for Viviscal.

Diane-35 ED contains ethinyloestradiol and cyproterone acetate.

It would not have any negative interaction with Viviscal .

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