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Does Amoxicillin decrease the efficacy of Trigestrel?

Hi Dr I m on the Trigestrel contraception and while I was taking the white pills I was given Amoxicillin. I continued to take the pills even though they might have not worked. I also finished the antibiotics and I was now on the yellow pills. Should I be worried about falling pregnant?
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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As a rule any broad spectrum antibiotic disrupts gut flora so there is risk of loose motions .
Similar is the case with amoxicillin and there is disturbance of gut flora so if there were loose motions then contraceptive property of pill may have been compromised .
If there were no loose motions then the trigestrel may not have lost efficacy .
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