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Advice please, condom broke, taking OCP but also taking antibiotics.

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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Advice please, condom broke, taking OCP but also taking antibiotics.

Hi there,

My boyfriend and I had sex last night and unfortunately the condom broke. I take Norimin (contraceptive pill) and skip the sugar pills. Have taken it for about three years. I strongly believe in more than one form of contraceptive for many reasons, this being one of them! The problem is, I am also currently taking an antibiotic, Keflex, for an infected cyst in my chin.

I know that antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of the Pill, I am unsure though whether I should be concerned that the condom broke and take the Morning After Pill, or if I should just carry on?

Does anyone have any advice? I am planning on speaking to my pharmacist tomorrow (it's 2am here).

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #2
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Re: Advice please, condom broke, taking OCP but also taking antibiotics.

I really wouldnt worry if you have been on the pill for that long and are taking simple anti biotics. If you skip the sugar pills you are more protected from pregnancy aswell (my doctor told me this). Just as long as you havent vomited or had diarrhoea so the pill wasnt absorbed properly you will be fine. Just wait until you get your next period (assuming you dont always skip the sugar pills)

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