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Birth Control With Niacin?


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#1 jrm209


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

I'm about to start birth control (for pms reasons, not skin issues) and I've heard from a bunch of people that if you don't use birth control for acne control to begin with, it can do the opposite effect and cause breakouts. Anyway, I used to breakout a couple years ago and have cleared up with Niacin. I was wondering if it is safe to take Niacin with birth control because I want to take Niacin as a precaution just incase I'm one of those unlucky gals that will possibly breakout from BCP....

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

BCP can have the opposite effect, but it has nothing to do with whether you start it when your acne first starts or years later.  It's your specific imbalance that you may or may not have, and the form of progestin in the BCP which often cause acne. 

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