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Cephalexin no condom

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: There is a drug interaction listed which states that the efficacy of the contraceptive is decreased. The other issue is why are you taking cephalexin ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
It's a good idea: While the cases of contraceptive failure associated with using oral antibiotics are not well-documented, most doctors recommend you use barrier contra ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This is a common myth. Antibiotics, except for one called rifampin, do not affect the efficacy of the birth control pill.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Typical antibiotics do not decrease the normal effectiveness of birth control pills. This is a common myth.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes you should be: the combination may decrease the hormonal concentration efficacy. You can discuss thsi wiht your physician and try condoms or other techniques until ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubt tt: Anything is possible but this is a very benign drug with few human toxicities beyond allergic reactions.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
PCN: If allergic to pcn high, if not same % as normal population.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Few: Aside from allergic reactions which are few, occasional GI upset, Cephalexin has very few side-effects.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelson Nicolasora
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Different class: these antibiotics are of different classes.. hope i answered your question.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Cephalexin (Keflex) does not affect a Nexplanon implant, meaning the implant will work just the same way with or without cephalexin.

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