A 30-year-old member asked:
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how long after taking antibiotics does it take for birth control pills to be completely effective again?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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A few days: This is not as common as people fear. If you are experiencing diarrhea or vomiting wile taking your antibiotics then this could effect the absorption of your birth control.
Answered on Feb 20, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Which antibiotic?: Most antibiotics don't render oral contraceptives ineffective. We would need to know which antibiotic you are referring to.
Answered on Nov 5, 2018

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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7 days: 7 days considering that you didn't miss any pills.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
7 days after: 7 days after you have finished the course of antibiotics.

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