Interactions Between Oral Contraceptives and Antifungals/Antibacterials

  title={Interactions Between Oral Contraceptives and Antifungals/Antibacterials},
  author={E. Weisberg},
  journal={Clinical Pharmacokinetics},
  • E. Weisberg
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • The effectiveness of oral contraceptives may be impaired by concomitant treatment with antimicrobials. This may occur because of reductions in plasma concentrations of ethinylestradiol by the induction of hepatic metabolism, as for rifampicin (rifampin) and possibly griseofulvin, or in a small percentage of women because of interference with enterohepatic recirculation.There are no scientific data to support the anecdotal evidence that the concomitant use of combined oral contraceptives and… CONTINUE READING
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