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CorsetFetish
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I know that antibiotics affect birth control pills, so would they also affect how the ring works?

I insert my first ring on Saturday (I'm switching from the pill).
So... anyone know? I looked on the prescribing information and it doesn't mention anything specifically.
I started a ten day run of amoxicillin (glorified penicillin) for a nasty cold that hasn't kicked the bucket yet.

Thanks!

~Corset~


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Heather
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I always suggest backing up with condom use if using antibiotics when on hormonal contraceptives if you're heterosexually active.

I suggest using condoms with hormonal contraceptives anyway, but as I understyand it, antibiotics can conflict with the NuvaRing the same as they can with the pill.


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