Medically reviewed by Sophia Yen, MD, MPH – Written by Pandia Health Editorial Team
Tldr: Multivitamins typically do not affect birth control. However, birth control may decrease the level of certain vitamins in the body.
There are various factors that can influence the interaction between birth control and some medications. For instance, certain antibiotics reduce the potency of birth control, which could make it less effective. Additional drugs that may affect contraceptives are those used to treat seizures, diabetes, and fungal infections.
In terms of multivitamins specifically, Health Grades mentions that most will not impact the effectiveness of birth control. The main supplement that may be advised against is iron because the birth control pill increases the level of iron in your blood by decreasing your monthly blood loss.
Even though taking birth control alongside most multivitamins is safe, it is always a good idea to consult a doctor prior to starting something new. They can help you find a solution that best meets your needs.
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Disclaimer: The following information is for general informational purposes only and is NOT a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your doctor/primary care provider before starting or changing treatment.