mariah asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 3 weeks ago

Weight limit on birth control? ?

Weight limit on birth control?

I was wondering if there was ever a weight limit on the pill? 

I’ve been on the pill for about 3 years now and gained some weight since it. Just wondering how effective the pill still is or if there’s anybody who knows anything

2 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Call the ob/gyn who prescribed the pills.  There are different formulas and the more you weight, the more of certain hormones you may need.  A 15 pound weight gain probably isn't going to change anything, but a 50 pound gain certainly could.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    There's no generalized weight limit on birth control, since there are so many different kinds.   Regular birth control shouldn't be an issue, but some of the special low hormone varieties might be an issue.   It's something you should discuss with your doctor who can make sure you are on the most effective birth control for your situation.  

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