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Can clindamycin affect birth control

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
BCP and Antibiotics: Clindamycin is one of those antibiotics that is not supposed to interfere with bcp.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
40 years experience
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
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
29 years experience
Maybe: While there is no evidence that clindamycin specifically interferes with birth control pills, I would recommend using a barrier method when taking it.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
This drug does...: The clindamycin does not interfere with BCP contraception, but is a teratogen. Tetracyclines should be avoided on BCPs!
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Unlikely: Generally the pill doesn't lose effectiveness with most antibiotics except rifampin, for ex., or some seizure meds, st. Johns wort, etc.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Not at all: According to mayo clinic, no large scale long range studies have shown antibiotics to diminish effectiveness of bc pill, except rifampin but some doc... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Any oral antibiotic can effect the birth control pill. Use backup condom until you get your period, or abstain until then.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Clindamycin: Clindamycin vaginal may contain ingredients that can weaken a condom and cause it to break. An unintended pregnancy could result. Avoid using a condom... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Guerra
Pharmacology 8 years experience
Use backup method: Great question. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) will not reduce the effectiveness of your birth control. I am not sure what birth control you ar... Read More