A 36-year-old member asked:
can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Diane Minich answered
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: Antibiotics decrease the absorption of the pill and therefore decrease its effectiveness. You should always use a backup measure or abstain while on an antibiotic if you are on the bcp.
Answered on Feb 15, 2016
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