Antibiotics with birth control pills

Patient: My girlfriend is on birth control but recently started taking anti-biotics for her mouth called amoxicillin. will this have any affect on her birth contorl?




Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.According to the latest guidelines of Faculty of sexual and reproductive health care, antibiotics may not alter the efficacy of contraceptives pills.Better to keep at least two hours gap between the intake of antibiotics and contraceptive pills.Hope this helps.Take care.

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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