Antibiotics and the pill

“I was on antibiotics for 7 days for a urinary tract infection. Ten days after I took the last of my antibiotics I had sex. I am on Levlen 28 birth control. When I visited the clinic yesterday to get more pills I asked the nurse if I still had protection and she said they don’t worry about antibiotics and birth control anymore. Is this true and was I protected still? I’m really worried I may get pregnant”

A: There is only a very limited class of antibiotics that interact with birth control pills, so if the nurse advised you were protected you can be confident in her answer.

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