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Will clindamycin 300mg anitbioticmake my birth control less effective?

Will clindamycin 300mg  anitbioticmake my birth control less effective?

BCP and Antibiotics: Clindamycin is one of those antibiotics that is not supposed to interfere with bcp. ...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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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 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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I have been taking clindamycin for a couple days now and i'm on loestrin birth control and last night i just got a little of brown discharge. This mor?

I have been taking clindamycin for a couple days now and i'm on loestrin birth control and last night i just got a little of brown discharge. This mor?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very normal on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...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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Expert opinion please: could taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

Not at all: According to mayo clinic, no large scale long range studies have shown antibiotics to diminish effectiveness of bc pill, except rifampin but some doctors believe that some women may experience decrease effectiveness of the pill and recommend, another birth control method while on antibiotics. In my opinion Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Cleocin will not significantly cause decrease effectiveness of bc pills.Ask your md. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more