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Does minocycline interfere with the effectiveness of birth-control pills?

Minocycline is a tetracycline antibiotic used to treat infections caused by bacteria. This type of antibiotic is known to reduce the effectiveness of hormone-based birth-control pills. If you are taking minocycline you'll need to also use a non-hormonal form of birth control such as a condom, diaphragm, or spermicide to prevent pregnancy. Tetracyclines can also cause spotting between menstrual periods.

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