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I had a quick question about the morning after pill. I'm on antibiotics for wisdom teeth issues, and had sex using a condom as protection. However, afterwards my boyfriend found semen on the outside of it, but there's no sign that it broke or anything went wrong with it. I guess I'm wondering if the antibiotics would cause the morning after pill to be less effective or cause unpleasant side effects? Especially since I have to work in the morning and afterwards will be stuck in a car for 4 hours with my parents.
Thanks, and sorry if this has been answered somewhere else, I couldn't find anything.

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Robin Lee
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HI Sakura_Darkheart and welcome to Scarleteen,

When a condom breaks, it really breaks, as in shredding or splitting. Was the condom still fully on the penis with the ring snug around the base? If so what your boyfriend found on the outside of the condom was likely a combination of the lube form the condom, any extra lube you might have used, plus vaginal secretion. In other words, from what you describe, the condom did not malfunction.

However, if it would make you feel more comfortable, you can certainly take the morning after pill. I would suggest asking the pharmacist whether your antibiotics would interfere with the pill at all; the information we have here is that it shouldn't contribute to Plan B side effects, but you will want to check that with a pharmacist or other health care professional.

Most people do not experience side effects immediately after taking Plan B, but it's always worth remembering that everyone's bodies react differently, and at different times, to taking medication.


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