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Can Doxycycline decrease the effectiveness of Althea contraceptive pill ?

I am taking althea pill for my ovarian cyst , currently i m on my 2nd month. But I am planning to take Doxycyline for my pimples , will it affect the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive pill? And pls don t say that althea can help reduce my pimple, i know that, but i cant wait 3 months, it s getting worst, i could not stand it. Thanks for the answers.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Aug 2011
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Hi welcome to Healthcaremagic

Hi..., The drug Doxicycline is not related to the metabolism of the OCPs,
hence hence there is no harm in taking both at a time....
you can continue the treatment...
Hope I have answered your question..

Answered: Tue, 30 Aug 2011
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