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Hi i am on tri- cyclen and i am wondering what kind of vitamins/ pills i am able to take with my birth control. I have Hair, skin, and nails and i also have Korean Panax Ginseng that i would like to start taking. Are they ok to take with my birth control? or should i not take them? What other vitamins or supplements can i take? One a day, weight loss, etc.

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In general I would say that any vitamins or supplements that are safe to take are safe to take with birth control pills.

Medical experts in general think that it's better to eat a healthy diet than take vitamins and supplements.  One daily multivitamin and perhaps vitamin D daily are probably sufficient for most people.  Anything more than that is not likely to make much difference.

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