Posted by: Zea | 2008/08/18

Yasmine and Coffee

I have a very strange question. I know there are some things, when taken together will Yasmine, makes it less coffee one of them? I know some antibiotics and grapefruit does reduce its effectiveness but was wondering if there are any other foodstuff, medicine etc that can also do this.

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No, coffee is fine. Ther are a number of medications which can affect the Pill, so it always wise to check before you take anything.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Jenna | 2008/08/18

Hi Zea

I am also on Yasmin and have been for the last year. I am not so sure about coffee (you would have to get professional opinion on that one), however I would advise you not to take anything which is anti-viral. For example, I went to a homeopath who recommended I take Grapeseed extract to kill thrush spores he found in my blood. I did this for 3 weeks and was very disconcerted when I had irregular bleeding and spotting between ' periods' . After research on the Internet, I discovered that anti-viral treatments (even if natural as in the case of grapeseed extract) can decrease efficiency of contraceptives.

As soon as I stopped taking the grapeseed, everything went back to normal.

Hope that helps!

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