Medical Q&As

Contraceptive pill - safe with ginseng?

Will taking supplements such as evening primrose oil and ginseng affect the reliability of the contraceptive pill?

The products you mention could theoretically increase the level of contraceptive hormone circulating in the blood. However, this theoretical effect would not compromise your level of contraceptive protection. Therefore you can continue to take these additional products with safety while continuing to take the contraceptive pill.