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Posted by: Trish | 2010-05-19

antibiotics &  contraceptive PILL

I have just been on strong anti-biotics for 3 days. I am coming to the end of my pack of pills and have only got 4 active pills left to take. Will it be safe to have sex after taking those 4 active pills?

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Hi Trish

Not all antibiotics affect the efficacy of oral contraceptives although the rule of thumb states that you should rather take no chances! I'd still suggest being on the pill for 7 days (or untill you reach the placebos in 4 days time) before having unprotected intercourse.

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2010-05-20

Hi Trish

Not all antibiotics affect the efficacy of oral contraceptives although the rule of thumb states that you should rather take no chances! I'd still suggest being on the pill for 7 days (or untill you reach the placebos in 4 days time) before having unprotected intercourse.

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