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Antibiotic and the depo shot.

I'm on the depo shot ( first one) and taking an antibiotic , can I get pregnant if we don't use protection?
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replied January 20th, 2012
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Antibiotics use usually affects the efficacy of hormonal birth control pills, patches, Ortho Evra patch, Nuvaring etc. It is usually not seen to affect the injectable forms of contraceptives. However, if you are not prepared for pregnancy, you should consider using back-up protection if having intercourse to prevent chances of pregnancy (especially if having intercourse while being on the antibiotics or within 10 days of your last antibiotic dosage). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
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