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jessinator55
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I just started taking amoxicillin today for a sinus infection. I take microgesting birth control pills, and i had sex one week ago. Any risks? And should I just wait til I'm done taking the pills to have sex again, or would a condom be okay? Thanks.
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In the hostile, acidic environment the pill maintains by thickening the cervical secretions, sperm cannot survive for more than several hours. It would be impossible for your activity last week to catch up on you now.

Always, always, always use a backup method with any new medication until you've confirmed with your pharmacist that there is no interaction. Amoxicillin does interact with birth control pills on a lesser scale than some rarely-prescribed antibiotics, so you'll need to use condoms throughout your course of antibiotics unless your doctor/pharmacist tells you otherwise.

[ 10-05-2007, 02:14 AM: Message edited by: *Lauren* ]

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