I am currently on the Yasmin contraceptive pill I was


Q: I am currently on the Yasmin contraceptive pill. I was prescribed the antibiotic Nitrofurantoin to treat a urinary tract infection and I started taking them last Sunday. I will finish them this coming Sunday, but that day is also when I finish my Yasmin pills to begin my one week break. From what I know, the antibiotic could decrease the effectiveness of the pill and that I'm supposed to continue taking the pill along with a back-up method for one week after finishing the antibiotic, but what am I supposed to do if I will be on a break from the pill during that one week after the antibiotics?


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