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Sedi Tlugvi
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So, for a couple weeks, I've been on antibiotics. On the side of the bottle it said that I should call my pharmisist because they could lessen the effects of my birthcontrol. So I called and all the woman said was, "Yes, that is correct." I have like one pill left now and I was wondering...how long does it take for the antibiotics effect on the birth control wear off? Or do I need to wait until I start my next pack to not worry so much while having sex?
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You should use a backup method for the remainder of this pack if you are going to have intercourse and do not pair the pill with condoms already.

I believe most antibiotics generally stay in your system for about a week after you've finished treatment (though it can vary, but I don't believe any remain longer than that).

By your next pack you should be okay to start relying on its full effectiveness again.

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Sedi Tlugvi
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Okay. Thank you so much [Big Grin]
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