30 [levonorgestrol + ethinylestradiol] is a combined oral contraceptive pill
and are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring female sex hormones
for oral contraception
2. treatment of bacterial meningitis
is mainly ATT [anti tuberculous treatment], and one drug 'rifampin' can decrease the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.Talk to your doctor about another method of birth control while on this medication.
3. The meningococcal bacteria are carried in the back of the throat and are spread by coughing, sneezing and intimate kissing [ i.e. close prolonged contact]. The bacteria are extremely fragile and cannot live outside the body for very long, therefore it is not a highly contagious disease.