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do antibiotics affect the acne fighting properties of birth control

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i stared taking dianette 3 weeks ago along with antibiotics to minimise the impact of intial breakouts brought on from startng BC. ( as one targets hormones and the other targets bacteria)

i am aware that antibiotics can interfere with the effectiveness of BC but does it only effect the contreceptive properties of BC of does it effect the acne fighting properties aswell?

please help!

thanks.xx

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That's a very good question. My guess would be that antibiotics may indeed alter the effectiveness of BCP on acne, as if one can get pregnant while taking the pill and antibiotics together, then that means the hormones are not regulated as they would be if not taking an antibiotic.

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i never thought of that i'm on mino and diannette but not completly clear my doctor is clueless so i can't ask him if anyone is going to the derm soon could they ask about this

heya

did you find out any info from the doc?

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