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can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

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Dr. Diane Minich
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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