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A female asked:

Is it okay to take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe with minocycline?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes but: Always safest to use condoms as well when taking an antibiotic and birth control pill. It will give you some extra piece of mind.
Dr. Ralph Wolf
Psychiatry 40 years experience
BCP & antibiotic: I am not clear if you are taking the bcp for pregnancy prevention or acne tx. Antibiotics can reduce bcp effectiveness in some women. You might need to use condoms to further decrease chance of pregnancy and need additional/alternative form of bcp while using minocycline. Tell your dr. Everything you take including vitamins and herbs.
Last updated Sep 8, 2013

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