Do antibiotics effect birth control?

Answer According to, birth control pills are affected by some antibiotics, including the commonly prescribed amoxicillin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, tetracycline and ampicillin, among ot... Read More »

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How do antibiotics affect birth control?

There has been much controversy over whether antibiotics inhibit the effects of oral contraceptive birth control. To be safe, it's recommended to use a second form of birth control, preferably a ba... Read More »

Do antibiotics cancel birth control?

Although the effect of antibiotics on birth control pills has not been confirmed, it is believed that taking antibiotics while on birth control pills may increase the chance of becoming pregnant. A... Read More »

Can antibiotics reduce effectiveness of birth control pills?

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 »

How long will antibiotics affect birth control?

Antibiotics may affect birth control for as long as they are in your system, that is, for the entire time you are taking them, and then for some time after you end your routine dosage. The time an ... Read More »