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neoed23
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Hi There

Recently my girlfriend had a kidney infection and was, for two weeks, put on strong antibiotics. She was advised that her pill wouldn't be effective over this time, and to take precautions.

The two weeks were the last two weeks of her pack before her 7 day gap.

She stopped taking antibiotics on the saturday after the wednesday she started her gap week. Now a week on, she took her first pill from the pack today.

this weekend we are camping, and up until now usually have sex without condoms whilst she is on the pill, but we know the antibiotics may have interfered.

Will she be protected from today now she's back on the pill, or will we need condoms when away together as she may not be protected on the pill.

Thank you in advance

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Since she's on a new pack now, and she stopped the antibiotics before starting this new pack, the pill should be fully effective for her again.

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That's great news, thank you
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