Depression Community
well the anti depresstion affect my other pills
About This Community:

A community of people suffering from Depression to guide and support your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, counseling, and other management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

well the anti depresstion affect my other pills

i am taking birth control pills my brith control pills are called.......tri-cyclen 28day pill
i am also taking apo-citalopram 20 gram but only half the pill  my doctor is not sure what the depresstion pill well do to my birth control
me and my huby would like to know if my anti depresstion pills are missing with my birth control...
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Hi,
If you & your husband are not trying to have children, and thus the B.C. pills, until your anti-depressants kick in, I would use a "rubber" along with your BC pill.

Meanwhile, while you're doing that, I would ck out the internet site that is put out by the makers of your anti-depressant (apo-citalopram or  "citalopram") and look under the medicine's description. Pharmaceutical companies normally have a long list of side-effects and contradictions for all the meds they distribute and they list them on their packaging &  also on their internet site.  

Then after you do the research yourself, ask the consulting nurse for your Doctor, (or your Doctor, or his/her nurse),  if you should be worried about the effectiveness of your BC pill while on your anti-depressant.


As I understand , birth control pills are not 100% effective anyhow, no matter what. So if you most definetely do not want to have children, plz keep this fact in mind. Granted, the B.C. pill is a good method of birth control, still, there have been cases of women getting pregnant on them. Rare but true.

(PS: I'm not a Doctor, just a poster on this Forum).

Good luck in your research .

WellB
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
It's your doctor's job to know how this will affect your BC pills.  I assume it wasn't prescribed by a psychiatrist? I can't see how they would affect your BC pills, but then I'm not a doctor.   WellB has given you some good advice.  But it irritates me that you would have to do this!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
I'm with mammo.  This is the doctor's job.  If this were me, I would be very reluctant to go back to a doctor who didn't check the contraindications of a med but told me to take it anyway.  That's nuts!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on Individuals with soci...
1 hr ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Donut_hearted commented on HIV Risk In Perspecti...
17 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on Lose Weight and Boost...
23 hrs ago
Blank
Mood Tracker
Track your mood over time
Start Tracking Now
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
1110049_tn?1409405744
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
1551327_tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Crystal413
VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ggreg
NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
DYSLEXIC
notts, United Kingdom
Depression Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Mood Disorders Answerers
1110049_tn?1409405744
Blank
4Maddie44
Dorset, United Kingdom
1551327_tn?1414146344
Blank
Bubulous
Tompkinsville, KY
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Crystal413
VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ggreg
NC
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
DYSLEXIC
notts, United Kingdom