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I am such a lucky girl that I contracted two ear infections at once. My doctor put me on the antibiotic Levaquin and I'm wondering how it will interact with my BC pills.

Any help would be great! [Smile]

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The insert that came with your antibiotics should tell you whether they can interfere with birth control pills. If you don't have the insert, or it doesn't say, you can also call your pharmacist and ask them.

In general, it's always best to ask the pharmacist about any possible drug interactions when you pick up new medication.

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