Can antibiotics reduce effectiveness of birth control pills?

Answer Some antibiotics like penicillin, tetracyclines and rifampin have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills or oral contraceptives. The risk is highest in women who take low-... Read More »

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Does penicillin reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

On One Hand: Penicillin Reduces Birth Control EffectivenessWomen who take birth control pills--especially in low doses--potentially face a greater risk of becoming pregnant if they take penicillin ... Read More »

Differences in Birth Control Pills & Pills for Menopause?

Both birth control pills and pills for menopause, more commonly called hormone replacement therapy (HRT), contain progesterone and/or estrogen. The difference lies in the amount and type of hormone... Read More »

How to Use Birth Control Pills & Morning After Pills?

Birth control pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy by stopping the release of an ovum and keeping the sperm from getting through the cervix. They also keep the ovum from making it down the fallo... Read More »

Birth control effectiveness?

I was on the pill for years and years, with nary a side effect or pregnancy scare during all that time. It worked great for me. I never used a second birth control method with it, but you do what... Read More »