A member asked:

Could i be pregnant if i was taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) (antibiotics) and oral contraceptives? i didn't miss a pill but experiencing slight breakthrough bleeding.

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Thomas Heston answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: yes, oral contraceptives are not 100% effective so yes, you could be pregnant. Taking other meds like antibiotics can also decrease effectiveness of oral antibiotics.

Answered 6/9/2017


Dr. Stephen Calendine answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Possibly...: Certain antibiotics can significantly reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptive. Check the name of the pill you take ...ask pharmacist to research it for you.

Answered 1/21/2017



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