How do antibiotics affect birth control?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

Do antibiotics effect birth control?

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

Can i get pregnant if i am on the birth control pill&taking antibiotics?

On One Hand: Pregnancy Can OccurAccording to, certain antibiotic medicines may reduce the efficacy of birth control pills. It is recommended that women use a back-up method of cont... Read More »