Changes to Advice re. Oral Contraceptives and Antibiotics

15 June 2011 Categories: Uncategorized

Our advice to patients regarding the interaction between oral contraceptives (the pill) and antibiotics has changed. 

Recently the World Health Organisation reexamined research and concluded that contrary to previous findings there is no risk of antibiotics reducing the effectiveness of the pill.

(Source- Simplifying the rules around taking the Pill by Muiris Houston in The Irish times Health Supplement Tuesday 14th June 2011)