Can Milk Interact With Contraceptives?
I want to ask my wife to drink postinor at 2 after intercourse, then at 10 pm my wife drinks yakult. Does drinking yakult interact with the postinor? Thanks
Whenever any food or drink enters the stomach, the digestion and mixing of the food or drink will occur in the stomach. In this case, the drug will enter the stomach, then broken down and mixed to become small particles that make it easy for the intestine to absorb. Most drugs are not absorbed in the stomach, but absorbed in the small intestine. Movement of stomach contents into the small intestine takes about 2-4 hours. Arriving in the intestine, the drug will be absorbed.
Often drugs must be taken after or before eating. It is intended that the drug is not mixed with food. When the drug is mixed with food, the drug will still be absorbed by the intestine, but the intestinal absorption of the drug may not be optimal. As a result the effects of the drug also become not optimal. In addition, there may be certain types of food or drinks that can interact and change the effects of drugs.
If the distance between taking the contraceptive pill and drinking the drink is more than 2-4 hours, then there is a small possibility of drug interactions with the drink. The thing you should pay attention to is, emergency contraceptive pills as the name suggests, are only used for emergencies. The pill should not be used continuously (long term). Misuse of emergency contraceptive pills can cause side effects such as hormonal disorders, fertility disorders, hypertension, severe headaches / migraines, menstrual disorders, and tumor growth related to reproduction. If you and your wife do not plan to have children, consult your obstetrician for other types of contraception.
Thus my information, hopefully useful. Regards.