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Can the antibiotics for an urinary tract infection prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control.
However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti.

In brief: No

Antibiotics are known to render oral contraceptives less effective so may increase risk of pregnancy if you are taking birth control.
However, they are unlikely to prevent pregnancy if you are taking a short course for a uti.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

In brief: No

Antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Should not

You need to check with you obstetrician if you need to be on antibiotics when pregnant.
Good luck.

In brief: Should not

You need to check with you obstetrician if you need to be on antibiotics when pregnant.
Good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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