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Posted by: Anne | 2008/11/25

Oral contraceptives &  Alcohol

Hi,

My boyfriend heard that alcohol consumption makes Oral contraceptives ineffective. How true is this?

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Dear Anne
Oral contraceptives effectiveness are dependant on the function of the liver but "normal" alcohol use won't influence its effectivity (unless you forget to take your pill or drink so much that you vomit) Taking the pill will cause you to get drunk more easily due to the pill's effect on the liver!
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