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Can clindamycin affect birth control

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 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 39 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
41 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
This drug does...: The clindamycin does not interfere with BCP contraception, but is a teratogen. Tetracyclines should be avoided on BCPs!
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually sel... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 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
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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.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 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
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