I have been on the Nexplanon for 7 months and I took Penicillin for strep throat…

…Will the Penicillin interfere with the birth control?

Great question!

If someone is on birth control and they start taking antibiotics (or vice versa), it’s very important to find out if there are any contradictions between the medications.

There are very few antibiotics that actually interfere with birth control, but it’s always a good idea to check with your gynecologist just to be sure. The doctor will be able to tell you what exactly may effect your Nexplanon. In the meantime, you can use a backup method like condoms to be sure you’re protected.

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