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What antibiotics affect birth control pill

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
13 years experience Pharmacology
Probably not: Most antibiotics don't interact with birth control pills. Rifampin and rid ablution do interact and require use of a back up method to prevent pregna ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: In general antibiotics do not affect birth control pills. The exception is the antibiotic Rifampin which can cause vaginal bleeding.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Next pack: If a woman needs to take antibiotics while on birth control pills it is recommended she use a back up method such as condoms during the time she is on ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: It depends on the antibiotic in question. For example, the effects of zithromax can remain in the blood stream for up to 12 days
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Should not : It should not but being sick can often cause menstrual cycle disruption. If this is a one time event then it should correct itself. If this is a recur ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: In general you do not need to take Plan B if you were already on birth control. Most antibiotics will not interact with either Plan B or birth control ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes, but more importantly, they can INTERFERE with the EFFECTIVENESS of the contraceptive effect of your pill. Whenever I prescrive antibiotics for ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: The flu is a virus. It is not treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Kochuveli
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact ther ... Read More
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