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Weight loss medication and COC (combined oral contraceptive pill) (combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC))

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Weight-loss medication and contraception

  • women should be advised that it is possible that medications that induce diarrhoea and/or vomiting (e.g. orlistat, laxatives) could reduce the effectiveness of POP, COC and oral EC

Reference:

  • FSRH (April 2019). Overweight, Obesity & Contraception

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