Language: English French. To assess the clinical significant of antibiotic and oral contraceptive drug interactions. Published papers as well as references from these papers were reviewed. Papers documenting mechanistic interactions between antibiotics and oral contraceptives were included. Rifampin is the only antibiotic that has been reported to reduce plasma estrogen concentrations.
While the pill is highly effective at preventing unintended pregnancy, many women will use birth control pills for health benefits too. Birth control pills can clear up acne, regulate periods, decrease menstrual pain, and alleviate symptoms of PCOS. How much do antibiotics impact the efficacy of birth control pills? And are there other medications that can influence birth control pills or other contraceptive methods? The following article will explore how antibiotics and birth control pills impact each other, and what women can do to prevent pregnancy while using antibiotics or other prescription drugs.
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