I am on the birth control patch (Twirla®) but I got sick and my doctor prescribed me with antibiotics (specifically Cefdinir) to help treat it. Don’t antibiotics cancel out my birth control? If I’m sexually active, am I at risk of pregnancy?

Updated 14 October 2022 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question! The concern that antibiotics cause birth control to be less effective is a common, false myth. Most common antibiotics do not affect hormonal birth control […]

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Continuous Hormonal Treatment

Updated 8 August 2022 under Health Guides.

Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs), the Patch, and Vaginal Ring Hormonal treatment including birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring may be taken cyclically (with a week break) or […]

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hormonal patch

Hormone Patch (Xulane/Twirla)

Updated 8 May 2022 under Health Guides.

The patch looks like a square Band-Aid (less than 2″ x 2″) and is worn on the skin. It contains hormone medicine like birth control pills, but the dose absorbed […]

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