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nayit
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I'm currently on Microgynon 30 and have taken it at the right time for the last month.I am currently on my pill free week (2nd day of the pill free week) and have been taken antibiotics (ofloxacin tablets) for the last 5 days(just to be clear out of those 5 days,I was on the pill for 3 days and i started my pill free week on the 4th and 5th day ie today).I had sex with my boyfriend today wherein he used a condom and did not ejaculate inside me.Is there a pregnancy risk as I was on antibiotics? Certain research seems to show that ofloxacin tablets have no effect on the pill but I just want to be sure.
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Kachina
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Hi nayit, even with the antibiotics that lower the effectiveness it is not actually lowered that much. Condoms plus birth control are going to be highly effective (99.99% effective with perfect use - 98.8% effective with typical use) so your risk is very very small here. Even condoms alone are 98% effective with perfect use.

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nayit
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Thanks for the reply,however I just want to clarify that even if I did have sex while on my pill free week and we did use a condom perfectly wherein my boyfriend did not ejaculate inside me at all then despite being on anti-biotics,would that mean that pregnancy risk is at the very minimum? also when can I expect my period during the pill free week as this is my 3rd day and there's no sign of a period.I'm sincerely sorry for the naive questions but I would just like some advice and help in this matter
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atm1
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Your risk is very low. If you don't get your period in another couple of days, you can always take a pregnancy test to be sure, though.
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nayit
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I did get a proper period in those 7 pill free days and I've even started on my new pack of pills.Does that mean I am not pregnant by any means?
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Stephanie_1
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Yes, if you got your period you are not pregnant.

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