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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

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Does Clindamycin Phosphate vaginal cream USP affect birth control ? (Junel fe 1/20) ?

Does Clindamycin Phosphate vaginal cream USP affect birth control ? (Junel fe 1/20) ?

Clindamycin: Clindamycin vaginal may contain ingredients that can weaken a condom and cause it to break. An unintended pregnancy could result. Avoid using a condom as a birth control method while you are using clindamycin vaginal and for at least 3 days after your treatment ends. It should not affect oral birth control measures. ...Read more

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Can taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and clindamycin effect my birth control implant?

No effect: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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What are some things that could make birth control less effective?

What are some things that could make birth control less effective?

Decrease BCP's: Antibiotics are the most commly seen drugs that decrease the effectiness of bcp's due to the disturbance of the metabolism of estrogen. Other prime offenders are skipping more than 2 days of pills. ...Read more

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Can an antibiotic make birth control less effective?

Can an antibiotic make birth control less effective?

Yes: Most antibiotics and many other medications lower the effectiveness of birth control pills, so it is safest to also use condoms as well. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin make birth control less effective ? If so how long should you use the back up method ?

Can amoxicillin make birth control less effective ? If so how long should you use the back up method ?

It may: Antibiotics can minimally decrease the effectiveness of the bc, so it best to use condoms while on the antibiotics and a few days after stopping them, good luck. ...Read more

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I left my birth control in car over night in 30F degree weather. Will the cold 30 degree weather make birth control less effective?

I left my birth control in car over night in 30F degree weather. Will the cold 30 degree weather make birth control less effective?

Still effective...: A night in the car at 30 degrees won't make your birth-controll pills less effective. Most pill makers state that the pill needs to be kept between 68 & 77 degrees. They won't "guarantee" a pill's integrity outside this range. In reality its heat that will denature a pill rather than short exposure to cold such as you described. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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


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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