But there are medicines that can interfere with some kinds of birth control
. Let’s talk details, why these meds mess with birth control
, and what alternatives women taking these meds have.
Most antibiotics do not make the pill, patch, or ring less effective—that includes antibiotics commonly prescribed for acne (doxycycline, tetracycline), a sore throat (ampicillin), a urinary tract infection (ciprofloxacin), or a vaginal infection (metronidazole).