Skipping a period while on antibiotics, is this good?

Patient

Q: I am currently taking Augmentin, for an abscess in my tooth and i am also on the pill, Yasmin. I know that antibiotics can decrease the effect of the pill but how much does it decrease the effect really? I finished my pill pack today, but also started a new one as I want to skip my period for next week. My pharmacist said that its better that I continue the pill (skip a period) while im on the antibiotics. Is this correct? and what does she mean? Would it be safe enough to have sex next week, but with a condom?

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