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kellybleedinghearts
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Hi there, love this site!
need some reassurance if poss.

I was on the cilest pill for two years and have switched to cerazette for the past month (due to migraines etc). While i have been on cerazette, me and my boyfriend have been using condoms to be safe while i start a new pill. I found out today that medicated charcoal can interfere with the pill – i am now freaking out because i use medicated charcoal all the time! Sometimes on a daily basis and i didn’t know. Obviously i would have been fine for the past month but im worried about before then. My charcoal is JL Braggs Medicinal Charcoal.
Thanks,

[ 11-08-2012, 02:37 PM: Message edited by: indiekelly ]

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Heather
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This really shouldn't be an issue.

But the way to find out best about any possible interaction between medications, or medications and supplements, is just to check with your prescribing physician or pharmacist. I don't know of any data that has found issues with charcoal (or any supplement with the exception of St. John's Wort) creating effectiveness issues with this pill, but they're the best place to check first or for a second opinion.

That said, if you back up with condoms anyway (go you!), which we think is always a good idea with the pill for a couple reasons, you don't have to sweat this in the first place.

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The very best thing you can do when it comes to drug interactions is to talk to your pharmacist. They'll know which drugs interact (and how) and which don't.

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kellybleedinghearts
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ahhh thank you so much for your replies, i spoke to my doctor also and he doesnt think there is a problem but will check with pharmacist too [Smile]
thanks again

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