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Will doxycycline affect the contraceptive pill

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: Your taking an antibiotic will have no effect on how your wife's contraceptive pill works.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Oral Contraceptive: The antibiotic in your system, will not impact the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive that your wife is taking.
Dr. Ruth Suganthi Knight
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No: Hi it will have no effect on your wife's contraceptive effectiveness.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Nausea: The major issue is nausea. Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics with a low risk.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: Birth control pills are all at risk of being affected by antibiotics like doxycycline. You should use a backup form of contraceptive like condoms or a... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No interference: It's an outdated urban myth that antibiotics interfere with effectiveness of birth control pills. They do not, except occasionally with rifampin, an i... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Safe > Sorry: While no evidence shows that any antibiotic except rifampin alters the effectiveness of oral contraceptives, the package inserts will likely say that ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Antibiotic Guideline: Some physicians will have different opinions but if you look at the evidence and guidelines, the only antibiotic known to affect birth control efficac... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Stidham
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Yeast infection: Antibiotics can predispose one to a yeast infection by killing off the "good bacteria" that would normally keep yeast at bay. Steroids can add to the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Should be fine: In general this combination should not pose significant interaction, and although your hormone Rx may be metabolized differently with this regimen. I... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Miller
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Stemetil and the OCP: Unlikely it would reduce the effectiveness of the pill, but it is metabolized by the liver which can make the liver metabolize pill hormones faster, s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No, it should not: In women taking the birth control pill regularly without missing a pill, then the effectiveness should not be altered by a GI illness. Diarrhea alone... Read More

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