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Can amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid affect birth control pills?

Yes, taking amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. This medication will only affect oral contraceptives. Be sure to use an alternative birth control method while you are taking this medication. Also, make sure to talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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