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Minocycline birth control effectiveness

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Merritt
49 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: While Ampicillin is sometimes thought to interfere, most other antibiotics do not weaken bcp.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If u are on: Antibiotics you need to use back up, and if you are on that long term for acne you should consider something else from yoru dermatologist that is in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
All of them!!!: 30 years ago a theoretical question was raised as to possible effect of certain antibiotics on oral contraceptive pills. Studies answered this questio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Minocycline: May want to use backup protection if you take oral contraceptive (as it may reduce effectiveness of some birth control pills).
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
No: No, minocycline be will be long gone by then.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
MINOCYCLINE+OCs: MINOCYCLINE CAN OFTEN MAKE OCs (ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES) LESS EFFECTIVE. CHECK WITH YOUR GYNECOLOGIST. BEST LUCK . . .
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Minocycline: Without knowing the actual medication that your are using for birth control it is not possible to answer definitively, but generally Minocycline does ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Low risk of failure: Minocycline (solodyn) changes the intestinal microenvironment slightly, & drops the oral birth control level only very slightly, and there is minimal ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacquelyn Stone
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: That antibiotic should not affect your Nexplanon at all. Nexplanon is a very effective form of contraception, but remember that it does not protect ag ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Change Rx: There's no perfect contraceptive; you state you are male but are "on birth control." if there is any possibility that you will become a mother, it's a ... Read More

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