I’m thinking about doing a colon cleanse and then a liver cleanse, but I am taking oral contraceptives and need to know if doing either of these two things will make the pill ineffective for the time being. I don’t want to get pregnant!

I would think a colon cleanse might affect the pill. They say if you get diarrhea for an extended period of time to use a backup method of birth control. And a colon cleanse probably messes up your electrolytes and flushes your system like diarrhea would. I don’t know what the liver cleanse is, so I can’t answer that one for you. But, a little word of advice: you don’t need to do all those "cleansing" things if you’re eating right and exercising. Your body is pretty good at getting rid of "toxins" all by itself, and some of those cleansing procedures can really screw up your electrolytes. Just be careful.


2 Responses to “Will doing a colon and liver cleanse reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill?”

  1. ck

    I would think a colon cleanse might affect the pill. They say if you get diarrhea for an extended period of time to use a backup method of birth control. And a colon cleanse probably messes up your electrolytes and flushes your system like diarrhea would. I don’t know what the liver cleanse is, so I can’t answer that one for you. But, a little word of advice: you don’t need to do all those "cleansing" things if you’re eating right and exercising. Your body is pretty good at getting rid of "toxins" all by itself, and some of those cleansing procedures can really screw up your electrolytes. Just be careful.References :

  2. ssmesq

    Anything that causes your body to flush stuff out faster than usual will affect absorption of medication, vitamins, and nutrients. I would use another method while on the cleanse.References :

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