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i think this was touched on a while back maybe. but does anyone know of a specific pharmaceutical company that makes vegan brands of meds, or a website that lists vegan meds?<br><br><br><br>
specifically, i'm looking for thyroxin and maybe some form of birth control.<br><br>
i think the thyroxin i use now is probably ok because it's synthetic, but i'd like to know for sure. just because it's synthetic doesn't mean it doesn't contain any animal ingredients. and as for B/C, i've heard some types of estrogen used in meds comes from horse urine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> so i'd definately like to make sure a brand is ok before even considering it.<br><br><br><br>
or: are there other alternatives? i know there are new methods like where something is inserted under the skin on the arm or other such things like that, do any of these work, are they safe, are they vegan, are they available in Canada, are they expensive, etc etc.<br><br><br><br>
anyone? i'm really angry at the fact that i gave up so much and worked so hard to change my lifestyle only to have to undermine all that every night by taking meds that may be unvegan.
 

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Yes, I'd like to know too. Today I almost bought some Vitamin C supplements, and a multi-vitamin with lutein and lycopene, but decided to wait and research what brands would be vegan. Maybe I'll do some research tomorrow.<br><br><br><br>
Er, maybe meds aren't the same as supplements, but either way, I'd be interested to know what brands are good in each case. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>i think this was touched on a while back maybe. but does anyone know of a specific pharmaceutical company that makes vegan brands of meds, or a website that lists vegan meds?</b></div>
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I dont know one, but ask the doctor for lactose-free variety.<br><br>
(just say that youve found out that your lactose intolerant, because of being Vegan)<br><br>
Avoid capsules (most gelatin), and ask the pharmacist.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>some form of birth control.</b></div>
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Everything is tested on animals, but you could consider a spiral thingy.<br><br>
(not that nice to get in our out) These exist with or without hormones.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>i've heard some types of estrogen used in meds comes from horse urine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"> so i'd definately like to make sure a brand is ok before even considering it.</b></div>
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There something to help you get pregnant thats made out of horse urine.<br><br>
It can also be made synthetic.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by LadyFaile</i><br><br><b>or: are there other alternatives? i know there are new methods like where something is inserted under the skin on the arm or other such things like that, do any of these work, are they safe, are they vegan, are they available in Canada, are they expensive, etc etc.</b></div>
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Other: condoms (condomi brand is Vegan)<br><br>
The spiral thing, almost as reliable as the pill.<br><br>
Pressariums, but I dont think they are that safe.<br><br>
The under the skin thing is very tricky. Its so small that several doctors in the Netherlands did not insert it right. (so woman got pregnant).<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise I would recommend to get a prescription and type the product name in google.<br><br>
This way you should be able to learn more about the product.
 

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Coil.<br><br>
Only when I had one it was actually T shaped plastic, and I rejected it. 24 hours of labour contractions and I didn't dare sit down in case I punctured myself. I could feel it coming out,<br><br>
the | of the T was there but the ¬- was still in my womb. UGHH.
 

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oh that doesn't sound safe at all. or pleasant.
 

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More infromation on birth control:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegansociety.com/html/info/info02.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegansociety.com/html/info/info02.html</a>
 

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Well I guess I'm so stupid I hadn't thought bout my pill being tested on animals, although my doc and pharmacist before assured me it's completely animal product free. I was thinking bout transfering over to the injection, but that would probably be animal tested too.<br><br>
hey has anyone seen that movie, where a science lab abducts homeless people and runs tests and experiments on them rather than animals? I can't remember what it's called though.
 

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If you're interested in using forms of birth control that don't contain hormones, thus avoiding possible animal products, you might want to consider a diaphragm or simply condoms.<br><br><br><br>
I used to use a diaphragm and liked it quite well. The only unfortunate side effect is a greater risk for a tubal pregnancy (a fertilized egg remains in the fallopian tube and must be surgically removed). This doesn't happen extremely often, but should be considered when choosing a new method of b/c. Other than that, it's great. You choose when you use it (there's no waiting for hours or minutes for anything to "take effect") and there are no hormonal side effects, and no animal testing or animal ingredients. Just something to consider.
 

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I thought these things were to be used in combination with sperm killing something ?<br><br><br><br>
Condoms are always a good idea because they can prevent you for sexual transmitable diseases.
 

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Yes, you are correct. I completely forgot (it's been a while since I used that method). You must use a spermicidal gel with a diaphragm, but I doubt that it would be difficult to find a vegan version. Some gels are available in drugstores; you could check the ingredients list that way.
 

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i never understood how diaphrams worked. they look big and ouchy.<br><br>
i was checking on the plannedparenthood website, they list different methods and pros and cons. a lot of the surgical methods (the T thing, the coil, etc) all say the same, that there's increased risk of tubal preg. and stuff, there was one or two that had no side affects listed though so i may ask about them whenever i see a doc
 
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