Adipex and Contraceptive Pills

Adipex weight loss pills are contraindicated in pregnancy.

Therefore, women, taking Adipex, are recommended to use reliable contraceptives, for example, oral contraceptives, which contain estrogen and progesterone hormones.

Hormonal birth control pills are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy.

In regular and proper use, their effectiveness is 99%.

Who must not use birth control pills while taking Adipex?

In Adipex treatment, contraceptive pills are not recommended to women with:

  • severe obesity, cardiovascular disease
  • high cholesterol
  • older women, who smoke heavily.

Which birth control pills can I use while on Adipex?

Women of childbearing age may take such combined hormonal contraceptive pills, as:

  • Aranelle,
  • Micronor,
  • Ortho-Novum,
  • Balziva,
  • Ogestrel,
  • Femcon,
  • Junel,
  • Ovcon,
  • Levora,
  • Desogen,
  • Kariva,
  • Portia,
  • Enpresse.

Hormonal contraceptives may be taken in combination with Adipex.

Several clinical studies have shown that contraceptive pills have no significant effect on body weight and basic body functions.

In case of any side effects, you should consult a doctor.

Using hormonal contraceptives with Adipex weight loss pills can raise blood pressure and increase the heart rate, so these drugs should be taken with caution.

In addition, contraceptives with Adipex can cause or intensify such side effects, as fatigue, mental disorders, chest pain and vomiting.

Phentermine and contraceptive

Adipex contains Phentermine active substance, which has been used to treat obesity since 1959.

First hormonal contraceptives appeared in the U.S. around the same time (for example, Enovid).

For more than 50 years Phentermine drug interaction with hormonal contraceptives has been well studied.

It has been found that the active ingredient, Phentermine, does not affect contraceptive efficacy.

Side effects when using Adipex and birth control pills

Using hormonal contraceptives with Adipex weight loss pills can raise blood pressure and increase the heart rate, so these drugs should be taken with caution.

In addition, contraceptives with Adipex can cause or intensify such side effects, as fatigue, mental disorders, chest pain and vomiting.

Most contraceptive pills have similar adverse effects.

When taking Adipex, women should remember that some contraceptive pills can cause blood clots, which may result in heart attack or stroke.

Contraceptive pills side effects

It is believed, that the use of contraceptive pills often causes depression.

It was a common belief in the last century.

First generation birth control pills often cause psychological disorders, especially in women, which already are in depressive position.

Many modern contraceptive pills contain low doses of active ingredients, which do not significantly affect serotonin level in the brain.

It is believed that depression may result from low serotonin level.