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I've been on ortho evra for ten months and thus far it's worked perfectly. A week ago I was put on amoxicillin for a minor chest infection-- I wasn't aware of the interaction between hormonal BC and antibitotics, and when I looked it up to check, amoxicillin was not named. However, before I checked this, I had noticed an unusual amount of discharge-- like I'd have associated with ovulation before I went on the patch. I've had sex without a backup method once in the time I've been on the antibitoics (yesterday)-- would it be advisable to try and get my hands on some EC? Does anyone know whether the patch has the same problems oral contraception does with antibiotics (I read somewhere that since the patch delivers directly to the bloodstream, it's not affected by some antibiotics)?

Thanks. [Frown]

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