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does having a cold make birth control less effective?

I caught a cold the day my period came which is also the same day when i started taking microgynon ED. I take my pills everyday to time without missing. Will having this cold reduce the effectiveness of the pill?
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replied May 11th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The cold by itself will not affect the efficacy of the birth control pills, but if you are on any antibiotics or any other medication for it, then the efficacy of the birth control pills will be reduced. If in doubt, avoid having unprotected intercourse, and use back-up protection to have additional protection if having intercourse. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance.
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