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Does doxycycline reduce the effectiveness of birth control

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: There have been reports of oral birth control pills containing estrogen failing with tetracyclines (eg doxycycline), but no conclusive evidence (from ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Doxycycline: Which birth control pills? Unlikely, but be specific.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doxy should be ok: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics (such as doxycycline and many others) do not alter the effectiveness ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Hick
12 years experience Dermatology
Antibiotics and BC: The only documented antibiotic that interferes with birth control is rifampin. However, any of the antibiotics have the potential to alter the way the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Absolutely not.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lyons
43 years experience Gynecology
Cannot say.: There can be no compromise or persistent compromise if the drug is not discontinued.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This is debateable: But we just recommend using back up contraception only while taking the antibiotic. But check with your doctor, because there are many different opini ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
You can: To tell you the truth, no one really know if there is any problem or none. However, based on the knowledge of pharmacology, after you stop doxy, you s ... Read More
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics and BCP: Your birth contro pilll has been effective the whole time. The business about antibiotics interfering with birth control pills is almost an urban myth ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: If you are taking oral bcp's, it is true that some antibiotics can interfere with absorption of the hormones contained in the oral bcp's, but there is ... Read More

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