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A 23-year-old female 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.

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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.
Dr. Stephen Calendine
Dentistry 35 years experience
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.
Last updated Jun 9, 2017

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