A 18-year-old female asked:
What things such as lotions, antibiotics, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and food or drinks , make birth control less effective ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 66 years experience
Mainly antibiotics: Antibiotics may affect the bacteria in the gut that can interfere with absorbing the pill.
There are some meds that alter gastric motility and that can affect things as well.
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Last updated Apr 19, 2014
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