A 37-year-old female asked:
i have the nuvaring for birth control
i been taking antibiotics with it does this decrease efficiency and would it work if i stop using the antibiocs ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Birth control: it is true that taking birth control with antibiotics can increase your chances of getting pregnant. You should use an additional form of birth control like condoms during the next few weeks of the antibiotics. Protection should return to normal after a few weeks off the antibiotics.
3.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.