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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...
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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
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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!
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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!
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