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Expert opinion please: could taking ciprofloxacin and cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 1% affect the effectiveness of my birth control?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics

In brief: Antibiotics

It's recommended you use back up birth control while on antibiotics

In brief: Antibiotics

It's recommended you use back up birth control while on antibiotics
Dr. Julan Crane
Dr. Julan Crane
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Dr. Lori Lange
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Any oral antibiotic can effect the birth control pill.
Use backup condom until you get your period, or abstain until then.

In brief: Yes

Any oral antibiotic can effect the birth control pill.
Use backup condom until you get your period, or abstain until then.
Dr. Lori Lange
Dr. Lori Lange
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