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i took macrobid for 5 days during my placebo week of my birth control. i only took it during the placebo week. am i still protected?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No worries!: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®) and other antibiotics have no effect on birth control pills. There is slight risk with a few antibiotics, e.g. rifampin (mostly used against tuberculsosis). You needn't worry at all. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html

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