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Effect of acne medication on birth control pill - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello, i got the morning after pill yestarday i was in so much of a panic i forgotto tell the pharmacist i am on testralysal 300mg (lymecycline) tablets and differin cream for acne will this impact the morning after pill? thank you, i would be most greatful for a reply!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxxhere
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me red ur query
User :   ok
Doctor :   no nothing is going to affect the pills as they do not interact with each other
User :   so the emergency contreception (levonelle one step) is not going to be affected by the pthermedicationi am on
Doctor :   give me a minute
User :   ok
Doctor :   but , the effect of oral contraceptives is reduced , by the ingestion of lymecycline (as this drug increases the metabolism of the drug)
Doctor :   the cream is not going to do any effect
Doctor :   but i would advice not to take the antibiotic for 2 days ,
Doctor :   have u understood my advice?
User :   yes thank you but i have already taken on antibiotic today
User :   one today
Doctor :   then, no need to worry, as you cannot change anything
Doctor :   but, if just get a urine pregnancy test, if your periods are missed
Doctor :   just in case.
User :   i havnt had any side effects such as sickness or diharrea so i will just wait and see then
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you
User :   byr
User :   bye
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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