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can clindamycin affect birth control

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine.You can ask your orescribing ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
BCP and Antibiotics: Clindamycin is one of those antibiotics that is not supposed to interfere with bcp.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotics and ocps: Antibiotics can affect women on oral contraceptive pills, but should have no effect on fertility if you are on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) "bir ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Clindamycin & OCP's: Clindamycin is not known to interfere with oral contraceptives. The known problems are with Rifampin and possibly penicillin-type antibiotics. Still ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
To my knowledge: this has not been a problem in my practice nor have I found it in the literature.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
BCP: Not if taken on "as needed" basis.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
NO: ABSOLUTELY NOT.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills are all at risk of being affected by antibiotics like doxycycline. You should use a backup form of contraceptive like condoms or a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Grapefruit does not affect any contraceptives in any way: They are good for you, enjoy!
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it will not: It will not affect
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are already: Pregnant , you should stop the oral contraceptive but it will not terminate an on-going pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: Many medications, including many antibiotics and estrogen containing birth control pills, are metabolized in the liver. The end result can be that the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: no it will not.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
More info: Can research this if you tell us both medications.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margot Watson
53 years experience Gynecology
No: Allergy medications do not affect birth control pills.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No: No topical antibiotics do not affect birth control pills.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: They affect absorption...Reducing absorption so pills are not as effective.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Kochuveli
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact ther ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
15 years experience Endocrinology
Depends on the drug: Only rifampin makes Ortho Evra patch less effective unlike oral contraceptives which is greatly affected by many antibiotics due to that fact that in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Acne: What acne medication?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
No: Topical antibiotics do not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Even in 2012, ob/gyns are split on whether antibiotics affect birth control pills....Some say yes, some say no. However, the antibiotics most likely t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Becker
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually: Everybody is different, but I have not seen this happen.

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