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So, I've developed a UTI recently, oh joy. This wouldn't be too much of a problem except I've heard that some antibiotics can interfer with the effectivness of the pill. I have a prescription for minocycline that I stopped taking when i got on the pill since I didn't know if tetracyclines were one of the antibiotics that did this. (I mention this as I've been told this one could knock off the uti)

Now my question is whether mynocycline will affect my pill's effectivness or not, and if so, what can I take that won't?

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There actually are only a few antibiotics that compromise the effectiveness of the pill, but from what product monographs I could find, it looks like minocycline can affect it. This doesn't mean you have to stop taking this antibiotic- it was prescribed to you for a reason, and if you do want to take something else, obviously you'll have to visit your doctor again for a new prescription. But, if you've been taking the minocycline already, you'll need to back up with another birth control method such as condoms until the end of your cycle (assuming you're off the antibiotics by then).


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