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A female asked:

I have been on nitrofurantoin the past week for a uti. i am also on bc pills. i finished my antibiotics a few days ago and had sex the next day. now i?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No worries: Despite warnings about antibiotics possibly interfering with birth control pills, this is a very rare problem and virtually never a problem for nitrofurantoin. Don't worry about it.
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Last updated Mar 14, 2017

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