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A 19-year-old female asked:

Does amoxicillin (500 mg)lessen the effectiveness of the implanon birth control? recently had unprotected sex, im on the implanon and took antibiotic

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Amoxicillin and other commonly used antibiotics do not have a noticeable effect on the workings of hormonal contraceptives such as Implanon or birth control pills. The antibiotic Rifampin is not commonly used, but can have an effect on hormonal contraceptives.

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Last updated Jan 19, 2018

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