I've looked all over online at a bunch of different websites and drug information sheets for Ovcon 35/28 and I was wondering if the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, or something like that, can decrease the effectiveness of it. If you could please let me know once and for all if that particular antibiotic can affect that type of birthcontrol it would be greatly appreciated. I can't seem to find anything that says that it would affect it, but I wanted to ask you and see if you could give me an 100% answer. Thanks.
Did the same doctor that prescribed your birth control pill also prescribe you this antibiotic? Your best bet is to talk with you doctor about it, or use a backup method while you're on it.
This is what the CDC says (in a health advisory) when using Cipro for inhalation anthrax: "While you are taking this medicine, birth control pills may not work as well; make sure to use another form of birth control."Even if you don't have anthrax, the same idea applies.Also, from another source, FYI: "Avoid taking Quinolones (Ciprofloxacin , Levofloxacin, Ofloxacin, Trovafloxacin) with calcium-containing products like milk, yogurt, vitamins or minerals containing iron, and antacids because they significantly decrease drug concentration."