I have been on depo for about a month - I came across some research that suggested that birth control is affected by certain herbs in detox teas. I drink tea often and went to look at the ingredients in my teas and while they are not detox teas, they do contain a few ingredients like organic licorice root. I am not chugging the tea nor am I drinking licorice tea (it's only that licorice root is one of the ingredients). Can this decrease the effectiveness of my depo? Online research suggests that this is more critical for bc pills because depo doesn't move through the digestive track. But, does anybody know anything more about this? I am worried my occasional cups of herbal teas may be accidentally affecting my depo.
No. They won't affect Depo.
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