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Birth Control and Antibiotics

By Anonymous May 21, 2012 - 10:31pm
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I started taking the pill last month--is it immediately effective? I started taking it a day or two after my last period ended. Also, I was on antibiotics. Does anyone know how effective the pill is while taking antibiotics? (percentages?)

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Some antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.  Depending on the brand, some women use a condom for the first week.  You should discuss this with your doctor.



May 22, 2012 - 5:48am
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