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I have been on low dose birth control. is there a chance of pregnancy if i take monodox (doxycycline monohydrate) 100mg for acne 2 nights after having sex?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Low risk: The risk is low but there are options. You could check to a more effective birth control method such as an iud or change to a different acne medication such as topical creams.
Dr. Michel'e Gains
Adolescent Medicine 32 years experience
Yes there a chance!: Yes there is a chance. Antibiotics can decrease birth control pills effectiveness also low dose birth control pills may not have the same level of effectiveness as older higher dose . Using a condom will improve you protection.

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