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Suffering from acne. On implant to avoid pregnancy. Will doxycycline make implant ineffective?

Hi, I have just been prescribed doxycycline for my acne for a short period to see if it works, however I have the implant, and after an horrendous time last year I need to know if doxycycline can make the implant ineffective? I do not want to fall pregnant unexpectedly again and my doctor was unsure whether doxycycline would interrupt the contraception .
Asked On : Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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thanks for choosing hcm,
according to available studies there are a very few chances of getting pregnant while having implant and taking doxycycline(less than 0.05%)

so as you said that you will be trying this medicine for few days you need not worry much
you can go ahead and discuss with your doctor and decide if you want to continue for longer periods

otherwise go for other treatment options available
hope i answered your query
feel free to contact me for further queries

thank you

Answered: Sun, 29 Jul 2012
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