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.

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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...
Maybe. While there is no evidence that clindamycin specifically interferes with birth control pills, I would recommend using a barrier method when taking it. Some birth control pills are activated by bacteria in the gut. Clindamycin could greatly reduce these bacteria and thereby reduce the effectiveness of your birth control pills. Read more...

Does smoking weed affect birth control pills effectiveness?

I couldn't find any. convincing evidence that one reduces the effectiveness of the other. I'd be more wary of excessive pot smoking and decreased judgement around sex or anything else. Street drugs are not good for you, although they have lots of documented good side effects if used judiciously (pain relief, bipolar mood regulation, decreased intra-eye pressure, etc.). Ask your OB-GYN this question and report... Read more...
Yes, forgetfulness. Smoking weed(marijuana) can affect your birth control pill's effectiveness because that particular altered state of mind can cause forgetfulness and thus failure to take your pills on time. Read more...