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Victoria, Chiropractor
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Does Mucinex cancel out the effectiveness of birth control

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Does Mucinex cancel out the effectiveness of birth control pills?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Victoria replied 8 years ago.

There has been reports of interactions with co-use of other birth control pills such as Ortho Cyclen 21 & 28, so this is a distinct possibility.

Also long term use of birth control pills can lead to thinning of the uterine lining that may result in abnormal bleeding, as well. But the timing in your case seems too coincidental to the Mucinex. You should report this to your doctor and encourage him or her to make a formal report. Often side effects or interactions of drugs are unknown until enough people take them and report their experiences.

With warm regards,

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
does the spotting indicate that I could be pregnant?
Expert:  Victoria replied 8 years ago.
Hello again,

Abnormal bleeding could be indicative of a miscarriage. No birth control is 100% effective, so pregnancy was a possibility.

With warm regards,