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Is it OK to take other drugs while taking birth control pills?

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Some drugs, including antibiotics and antiseizure meds, can make birth control pills less effective. Tell your doctor about all of the medications and over-the-counter agents (including herbs) that you take.

SOURCES:
The National Women's Health Information Center.

ContraceptionNet.

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News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 17, 2020

SOURCES:
The National Women's Health Information Center.

ContraceptionNet.

Seasonale.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 17, 2020

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