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I take a dietary supplement for digestions Cascara Sagrada.

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I take a dietary...

I take a dietary supplement for digestions Cascara Sagrada. i just started birth control pills and im worried it will mess with their effectiveness

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

No medications just the birth control Larissia. and no allergies

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No nothing

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

How old are you?

how long have you been taking Cascara Sagrada?
Have you had symptoms of diarrhea or vomiting?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm 25. I've been taking it for 5 yrs. And no to the symptoms.
Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 4 months ago

f you have not manifested alterations such as diarrhea, vomiting, or liquid evacuation, abdominal pain, you can continue taking them since it is not proven to alter their effectiveness, but if any of these symptoms occur, this case I suggest you abandon the medication of "Cascara Sagrada" that this medicine can generate alterations in the absorption of food and medication due to its laxative effect in some people so it can alter the effectiveness and safety of birth control pills.

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Doctor: Edgar Rubio Villegas, Doctor replied 4 months ago

I remain attentive if you have any further questions, if you do not have any I hope this information is useful., we would appreciate remember your evaluation of the answer by clicking on 5 stars rating at the top of the screen. Thank you!

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