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Birth Control and Alcohol

Patient: Does alcohol affect the effectiveness of birth control?

 

 

Doctor: Alcohol would not decrease the effectiveness of the contraceptive pills, however it might cause you to get drunk more ea sily and have vomits, nausea and malaise with more ease as well.On the other hand continuous alcohol intake while using birth control pills have been shown to increase the cholesterol levels in the blood.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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