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Does using over-the-counter topical antibiotics (such as walgreens triple antibiotic ointment® or neosporin®) reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?
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Dr. Paula Kolbas
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No, they do not.
Unlike certain types of oral antibiotics, topical ones do not affect the efficacy of birth control pills.

In brief: No, they do not.
Unlike certain types of oral antibiotics, topical ones do not affect the efficacy of birth control pills.
Dr. Paula Kolbas
Dr. Paula Kolbas
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No theses are topical treatments and should not have any effect on birth control pills.

In brief: No
No theses are topical treatments and should not have any effect on birth control pills.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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