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Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Period!

 cuzznut - Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:03 pm


I have just recently had a blood test which revealed that i was low in iron. So the doctors gave me iron supplemements to help boost my iron levels. I also take the contraceptive pill. The problem is i have starting taking my iron tablet for the last two days and today im starting to get my period (and i shouldn't with the contraception). Does Iron inhibit the action of the contraception?

 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:14 pm

User avatar The following drugs can interact with oral contraceptives:
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
Metronidazole (Flagyl)
Phenytoin (Dilantin)
Primidone (Mysoline)
Rifampin (Rifadin)
Troglitazone (Rezulin))

1. Hatcher RA, Trussel J, Stewart F, Cates W Jr, Stewart GK, Guest F, et al. Contraceptive technology. 17th rev. ed. New York: Ardent Media, 1998:451-3.

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