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how long after you stop taking antibiotics does birth control work

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most antibiotics OK : Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control.Others may in some individuals and with some pills .It probably depends on how ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Esiquiel Olivarez
21 years experience Family Medicine
Birth control: it is true that taking birth control with antibiotics can increase your chances of getting pregnant. You should use an additional form of birth contr ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible interaction: Some evidence suggests that some people may have lower blood levels of the hormones in bc pills if you take antibiotics, but other studies show that m ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Start ASAP: Don't wait. Although antibiotics such as Amoxicillin was said to reduce the effectiveness of bcp, i don't believe the evidence is strong. Note that e ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Next package: To be completely safe, continue your pills and rely on them after the second week of the next package after you finish the antibiotics.As you know, th ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
According to ...: ...British nhs, of all the antibiotics, only Rifampin requires extra protection: http://www.Nhs.Uk/conditions/contraception-guide/pages/antibiotics ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics and OCPs: Potential interaction between ocp's and antibiotics is overstated. Only known issue is with rifampin, an antibiotic generally used only for treatment ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, it depends: First of all, it depends on the birth control method you are using. In the case of oral contraceptives (ocp's) some antibiotics (azithromycin, ciprof ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Double your pleasure: When you try to double your pill taking pleasure by taking the oral contraceptive pill and antibiotic pill at the same time, the antibiotic will be pr ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are some: Antibiotics which can interfere with efficacy of oral contraceptives, but this does not mean that it will induce your period to come early.

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