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Drug Interactions Between Non-Rifamycin Antibiotics and Hormonal Contraception: A Systematic Review

Simmons, Katharine, B.; Haddad, Lisa, B.; Nanda, Kavita; Curtis, Kathryn, M.

Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey: February 2018 - Volume 73 - Issue 2 - p 99–101
doi: 10.1097/01.ogx.0000529865.71980.d8
GYNECOLOGY: CONTRACEPTION
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(Abstracted from Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018;218(1):88–97.e14)

Hormonal contraception (HC) is used by millions of women worldwide to prevent unintended pregnancies. Because antibiotics are commonly used by reproductive-aged women, it is important to understand whether drug interactions between HC and antibiotics can contribute to HC failure or pose safety concerns.

Division of Reproductive Health, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (K.B.S., L.B.H., K.M.C.), and Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University (L.B.H.), Atlanta, GA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (K.B.S.); and FHI 360, Durham (K.N.), NC

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