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A 22-year-old female asked:

can i safely take doxycycline for acne with birth control while having unprotected sex? been on birth control for 2 years. what are my risks?

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Dr. Juan Rojas
Gynecology 51 years experience
No.: Do not take Doxycycline and your oral birth control together as you increase your risk for the birth control to fail (i.e. Get pregnant). If you are going to continue these 2 medications then use condoms everytime you have sex, to be on the safe side.
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
The birth: Control pill might not be as effective.

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