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Doctor insights on: Doxycycline Birth Control

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Does doxycycline cancel birth control?

Does doxycycline cancel birth control?

Decrease efficacy: Doxycycline can speed up metabolism of the pills thus decreasing their efficiency ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Is it safe to take doxycycline and birth control at the same time?

Is it safe to take doxycycline and birth control at the same time?

No: Medicines taken together can sometime interact making one or both more or less effective than they should be independent of each other. This is one such case in which Doxycycline decreases the potency of the birth control pills and you could find yourself pregnant. You will need another form of contraception while taking doxycycline. ...Read more

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Girlfriend and I have been using pull out method while she is on doxycycline and birth control. Should i be worried about effects of doxy on bcp?

Girlfriend and I have been using pull out method while she is on doxycycline and birth control. Should i be worried about effects of doxy on bcp?

Yes: Antibiotics can disrupt the effectiveness of birth control pills, and secondary prevention method should be used. Safest is to cover two ovulation cycles. (ps: the common term for those who rely on the pull-out method is "parents "--be careful, it is not highly effective). ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking doxycycline and birth control?

Yes it is possible: Antibiotics decrease the absorption of the pill and therefore decrease its effectiveness. You should always use a backup measure or abstain while on an antibiotic if you are on the bcp. ...Read more

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How long will taking doxycycline compromise my birth control for?

How long will taking doxycycline compromise my birth control for?

Cannot say.: There can be no compromise or persistent compromise if the drug is not discontinued. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will doxycycline compromise my birth control for?

Can someone tell me how long will doxycycline compromise my birth control for?

This is debateable: But we just recommend using back up contraception only while taking the antibiotic. But check with your doctor, because there are many different opinions on this. ...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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I'm on Aviane birth control pills and also taking doxycycline for my acne. How much less effective does doxycycline make my birth control? I'm nervous

I'm on Aviane birth control pills and also taking doxycycline for my acne. How much less effective does doxycycline make my birth control? I'm nervous

Antibiotic Guideline: Some physicians will have different opinions but if you look at the evidence and guidelines, the only antibiotic known to affect birth control efficacy is rifampin. Doxycycline should be just fine. Evidence: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/0415/p1252.html ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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