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Can amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid affect birth control pills?

Can amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid affect birth control pills?

Yes: Many medications, including many antibiotics and estrogen containing birth control pills, are metabolized in the liver. The end result can be that the liver increases its metabolism of the birth control pills, thereby decreasing their effectiveness. For this reason, many doctors recommend that you use an alternate method of birth control such as condoms while taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family . It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more


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Will clindamycin make my birth control pills ineffective?

Will clindamycin make my birth control pills ineffective?

Clindamycin & OCP's: Clindamycin is not known to interfere with oral contraceptives. The known problems are with Rifampin and possibly penicillin-type antibiotics. Still, using a back up method for now such as condoms will give additional peace of mind. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Does clindamycin affect birth control pills?

Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine.You can ask your orescribing doctor if it is safe as there is controversy about antibiotics and bcp except Rifampin and Griseofulvin two antibiotics for sure decrease the effectiveness of bcp. ...Read more

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Will taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect my birth control?

Will taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect my birth control?

Unlikely: Generally the pill doesn't lose effectiveness with most antibiotics except rifampin, for ex., or some seizure meds, st. Johns wort, etc. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) interact with birth control pills?

Will the antibiotic cipro (ciprofloxacin) interact with birth control pills?

No: There are very few antibiotics that interfere with birth control pills, mainly ones used to treat tuberculosis of which Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not one. ...Read more

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Can diflucan (fluconazole) interfere with birth control pills?

Can diflucan (fluconazole) interfere with birth control pills?

Diflucan: Oral contraceptives & other hormone-based birth control may be less effective when Diflucan (fluconazole) is used. Thus it is recommended that you use back up birth control such as a condom. REF: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/fluconazole-tablets.html ...Read more

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Does Flagyl antibiotic mess with birth control?

Does Flagyl antibiotic mess with birth control?

Possibly: There is a warning to be aware of a possible decrease in effectiveness of hormonal birth control when using flagyl. Nothing absolute or definitive so it is best to be sure and use back up contraception while you're taking this medication. ...Read more

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Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Could vaginal antibiotic suppositories affect birth control pills?

Usually not: I am assuming you mean Diflucan (fluconazole) or Monistat vaginal suppositories (for yeast infection)? No they do not interfere with your birth control pills. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin make my contraceptive pill ineffective?

Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin make my contraceptive pill ineffective?

It is best to: Use backup method for the rest of the month, at your age if you do not want children, i would offer you an in office tubal sterilization , takes 5 minutes, is easy and safe, and you should be on the lowest dose of pills if no problems which is loloestrin- less chance of blood clots, etc. And after the tubal if you want no more periods, would do in office endometrial ablation takes 8 minutes. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline affect sprentic birth control pills?

Will doxycycline affect sprentic birth control pills?

Yes: Birth control pills are all at risk of being affected by antibiotics like doxycycline. You should use a backup form of contraceptive like condoms or abstinence for the rest of this cycle. ...Read more

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Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin stop my cerelle contraceptive pill?

Will the antibiotic flucloxacillin stop my cerelle contraceptive pill?

Flucloxacillin: "Oral contraceptives (You will need to use extra contraceptive precautions such as a condom)" See: http://xpil.medicines.org.uk/ViewPil.aspx?DocID=23226 ...Read more

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Does taking birth control pills help clear acne?

Does taking birth control pills help clear acne?

YES YES YES: Over time, this is a very effective way to clear acne, control heavy cycles, prevent ovulation or cyst pain, eliminate PMS (or PMDD), even decrease risks of ovarian cancer if taken over 5 years, and oh yeah...... Prevents pregnancy!! Definitely consider it and good luck. ...Read more

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Does noroxin (norfloxacin) interfere with one's birth control pills?

Yes it can: Most antibotics adversely affecting oral contraceptive pills by altering the bacterial content of the intestinal tract which in turn affects the absorption/metabolism of the contraceptive pills. Injectables and transdermal form of the contraceptive medications are typically not affected by antibiotic use. So, double up protection if you must. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cleocin (Definition)

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