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Clindamycin *300 mg* and Birth Control

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So i'm on Clindamycin 300 mg because I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out. I'm also on birth control and have been taking it while I have been on this antibiotic. * can't believe i'm about to say this* My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex while I was on this antibiotic, but he didn't go off in me at all. I guess i'm just wondering.. does this antibiotic affect my birth control? I have done some research on the internet and i'm getting answers saying that it does and answers saying that it doesn't. I guess I just don't know what one to believe...
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replied July 4th, 2009
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Antibiotics can lessen the effectiveness of birth control pills. What kind of birth control are you on?
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replied July 4th, 2009
I'm on the pill.
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replied July 4th, 2009
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No, I mean what is the name of your birth control pill? Ortho tri cyclen? Yaz? Microgynon? Lutera? Seasonique? What?
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replied July 4th, 2009
It's Ogestrel. It's a brand name for Cryselle.
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replied July 5th, 2009
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Antibiotics are listed as one of the drugs that may interact with your pill. (ogestrel.com)
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replied July 5th, 2009
I didn't see the antibiotic on the list.. is there another name for that type of antibiotic?
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replied July 6th, 2009
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While taking clindamycin, birth control medicines that contain estrogen may not be effective. Use a second birth control method for at least one (1) month after taking clindamycin.
https://www.stjude.org/SJFile/clindamycin. pdf

Most drugs will sinply list a category of drugs because there are so many drugs and those drugs have so many different names that it would be impossible to list them all. Internationally, clindamycin has all these names:
International Brand Names:
Aclinda® (DE); Acnestop® (AR); Albiotin® (ID); Alti-Clindamycin (CA); Anerocid® (ID); Apo-Clindamycin® (CA); Basocin® (DE); Bexon® (CO); Chinacin-T® (TH); Cindala® (ID); Clamine-T® (TR); Cleocin® (AT, AU, TR); Cleocin® [extern./inj.] (AT, IT, TR); Cleocin T® (TR); Clidacin-T® (JO, RO); Clidam® (AT); Clidets® (CO); Climadan® (ID, SG); Clinac® (NZ); Clinbercin® (ID); Clinda 1A Pharma® (DE); Clindabeta® (DE); Clindac® (AT, ZA); Clindacin® (AR, JO, PL, RO); Clindacne® (PL); Clinda-hameln® (DE); Clindahexal® (DE, ZA); Clindahexal injekt® (DE); Clinda Lich® (DE); Clindamicina Biocrom® (AR); Clindamicina Biol® (AR); Clindamicina Combino Pharm® (ES); Clindamicina Fabra® (AR); Clindamicina Fosfato IBP® (IT); Clindamicina IBI® (IT); Clindamicina Klonal® (AR); Clindamicina Larjan® (AR); Clindamicina Normon® (ES); Clindamicina Northia® (AR); Clindamicina Richet® (AR); Clindamicina Rovi® (ES); Clindamicina Same® (IT); Clindamicin® (RU); Clindamycin 1A Pharma® (AT); Clindamycin Abbott® (TH); Clindamycin AbZ® (DE); Clindamycin AL® (DE); Clindamycin Azupharma® (DE); Clindamycin® (BG, ID, IL, NO, RU); Clindamycin curasan® (DE); Clindamycin dura® (DE); Clindamycine FNA® (NL); Clindamycin findusFit® (DE); Clindamycin-Fresenius® (ZA); Clindamycin Heumann® (DE); Clindamycin Klast® (DE); Clindamycin Lindo® (DE); Clindamycin-MIP (PL); Clindamycin ratiopharm® (AT); Clindamycin-ratiopharm® (DE); Clindamycin ratiopharm® (SE); Clindamycin Sandoz® (DE); clindamycin von ct® (DE); Clindamyl® (BG, JO, KW, LB, MA, MY, SY); Clinda-saar® (DE); Clinda-saar® [inj.] (DE); Clindastad® (DE); Clindatop® (DE); Clinda-Wolff® (DE); Clindazyn® [inj.] (MX); Clindexcin® (ID); Clindopax® (AR); Clindo® (PL); Clindoxyl® (CA); Clin® [inj.] (TR); Clinium® (ID); Clinjos® (ID); Clinmas® (ID); Clin-Sanorania® (DE); Clintopic® (AR); Clin® [caps] (TR); Clinwas® (ES); Cloridrato de Clindamicina® (BR); C-Mycin® (SG); Cutaclin® [gel] (MX); Dacin-F® (TH); Dalacin® (AR, AT, BE, CZ, DK, ES, FI, GB, HR, HU, IE, IN, LU, NO, PL, RU, SE, ZA); Dalacin C® (AR, AT, AU, BE, BG, BR); Dalacin® C (CA); Dalacin C® (CH, CL, CO, CR, CZ, GB, GT, HK, HN, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IT, LU, MX, NL, NZ, PA, PL, PT, RO, RU, SG, SI, SV, ZA); Dalacin C Fosfato® [inj.] (CL, IT, PT); Dalacin C® [inj.] (BE, BG, BR, CH, CO, CR, CZ, GB, GT, HN, IL, LU, MX, NL, PA, SV, TH); Dalacin C Paranova® (DK); Dalacin C Phosphate® (AU, GB, NZ, RU, SG); Dalacin C Phosphat® [inj.] (AT, HK); Dalacine® (FR); Dalacin S T® (AR); Dalacin T® (AU, BE, BG, BR); Dalacin® T (CA); Dalacin T® (CH, CL, CO, GB, HK, HR, HU, ID, IE, IT, MX, NL, NZ, PT, RU, SG, SI, TH, ZA); Dalacin® Vaginal (CA); Dalacin Vaginal Cream® (CZ, ES, IL); Dalacin Vaginal® (ES); Dalacin Vaginal Ovule® (IL); Dalacin V® (BG, BR, CH, CL, CO, CR, GT, HN, MX, PA, PT, RO, SV); Dalacin V Cream 2%® (AU, NZ); Dalacin V Ovulos® (CO); Dalagis T® (IL); Dalcap® (IN); Damicine® (CO); Damiclin® (CO); Damiclin V® (CO); Dentomycin® (DE); Ethidan® (ID); Euroclin® (DO, EC, GT, HN, PA, SV); Fosfato de Clindamicina® (BR); Galecin® [inj.] (MX); Indanox® (ID); Infex® (CO); Jutaclin® (DE); Klimicin® (CZ, HR, HU, PL, RO, RU, SI, TH); Klindamicin® (YU); Klindan® [inj.] (RO, TR); Klindan® (TR); Klindaver® (TR); Klinna® (TH); Klinoksin® [inj.] (TR); Klinoksin® (TR); Klitopsin® [inj.] (TR); Klitopsin® (TR); Klyndaken® (MX); Lacin® (TH); Lanacine® (AT, RO); Lanacine® [inj.] (AT); Lando® (ID); Librodan® (ID); Lindacyn® (ID); Lindan® (ID); Lindhaver® (TR); Mediklin® (ID); Microxin® (DO); Microxin-T® (DO); Microxin-V® (DO); Niladacin® (ID); Novo-Clindamycin (CA); Nufaclind® (ID); Probiotin® (ID); Prolic® (ID); Queritan® (AR); Sobelin® [caps.] (DE); Sobelin Granulat® (DE); Sobelin Solubile® [inj.] (DE); Sobelin Vaginalcreme® (DE); Teclind® (BR); Tidact YSP® (SG); Topicil® (SG); Torgyn® (AR); Turimycin® (DE); Turimycin® [inj.] (DE); Xeldac® (ID); Zindaclin® (BE, DE, GB, IE); Zindacline® (FR); Zumatic® (ID)
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replied July 6th, 2009
Alright, Thank you very much. Since I had sex close to my period do you think that I have a higher chance of being pregnant. I have been off of my antibiotic for 3-4 days now and i'm suppose to get my period on tuesday *tomorrow* and my boyfriend and I had sex close to my period *it was this week* do you think that I have a higher chance or being pregnant or a lower chance? I heard that you have a lower chance of being pregnant if you have sex a couple days close to your period... but I could be wrong... what do you think? Do you think that I could be pregnant?
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replied July 6th, 2009
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People have so many different views on fertility that I don't feel secure in saying what your chances were for becoming pregnant.
If your period is late, take a pregnancy test. Good luck.
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