Patient : I am taking Amoxicillin for strep throat. I am wondering if I was to take birth control if it would even work? and also does smoking weed effect any of my medications. (I forgot to ask my dr)
Amoxicillin can interfere with the functioning of the oral contraceptive pill and decrease its effectiveness. I would advise alternative contraceptive measures like condoms when on amoxicillin. Smoking marijuana while on a birth control pill is not recommended.
Women who smoke tobacco or marijuana while on the pill are twenty times more likely to develop heart disease than non-smokers.
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