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A 37-year-old member asked:

Will the antibiotic maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) lessen the effectiveness of my birth control?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) is an eye drop and even though a tiny amount is absorbed into the blood stream through the mucous membranes, it is very unlikely that it would reduce the effectiveness of your birth control.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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