In Italy hormonal contraception is very common, used by millions of women. Doctors recommend it in many cases and recommend it for its safety and ease of use. There are now various types of hormonal contraception, from the one taken orally to the epidermal one and the intrauterine one or the so-called ring.
If we too have chosen this type of family planning, we need to know that there are risks under certain conditions. In fact, many ignore it but the effect of the contraceptive pill could decrease if we take it together with these drugs. Let’s see what they are.
A useful drug that can interact and have unexpected effects
A lot of women use hormonal contraception to avoid unwanted pregnancies. It is a very effective method, with very low margins of error and much appreciated by women for its extreme comfort. Side effects vary from person to person and are not always present. Some women experience water retention, others weight gain and the effect on mood, but these symptoms are not always present.
The pill can be a safe remedy but we must know that there are some cases in which it may be less effective. In the case of vomiting and intestinal disorders, for example, the absorption of hormones in the intestine could be lower and pregnancy could be risked.
Another risk factor for the pill to lose its effect is forgetting or delaying taking the pill. But the greatest risk of decreasing the effectiveness of hormones is linked to the interaction of the pill with other drugs, now we will see which ones.
Many ignore it but the effect of the birth control pill could decrease if we take it together with these drugs
In certain cases of inflammation or disorders caused by bacteria it may be necessary to take antibiotics: as in the most serious cases of this very common pathology among women.
We should know, however, that some studies have shown that there may be an interaction between some antibiotics and hormonal contraceptives. Their effectiveness may be lower and this is shown by studies showing the statistical increase in unplanned pregnancies even when taking the pill.
These are rare cases but they statistically raise the chances that the pill won’t work. The studies done so far do not give certain answers but in these cases it is better to follow the precautionary principle. Consequently, if we are taking antibiotics, such as Cloxacillin or Doxycycline, it would be good to take extra precautions to avoid surprises.