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    Suggest remedy for strep throat

I have been put on a antibiotic for strep throat. it is a 10 day, 2 x per day prescription. I have been taking my birthcontrol for several years now and I know that antibiotics can lessen their efficacy, I will be coming off the antibiotics a day before I will start my new month of BC. Will my birth control still be as effective as normal since I wont be ON the antibiotics any more when I start my new pack of BC?
Mon, 1 Jun 2015
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Hi,
The efficacy of your birth control pills will be normal. Usually the effect of antibiotics can last upto 48 hours after taking the last medication.
So, dont worry.

Regards,
Dr.Riyanka
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