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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can i safely take amoxicillin with birth control? i have unprotected sex. can this cause pregnancy? how safe am i?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Should be OK: There is no definitive interference with birth control by amoxicllin. On the other hand, since there have been some questionable reports, best to be safe and back up your contraception with condoms while taking the antibiotic if you don't want to be pregnant.

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