• stylist82 stylist82
    December 31, 2009
    Does Acyclovir affect my birth control pills?
    stylist82 stylist82
    December 31, 2009

    I just started taking Acyclovir for suppression therapy of HSV-2 (genital herpes).  I know that taking antibiotics lowers the effect of birth control pills, so I'm wondering if taking an antiviral like Acyclovir would do the same thing?

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  • Paul December 31, 2009
    Paul
    December 31, 2009
    Taking some antibiotics may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. I couldn't find anything specifically mentioning Acyclovir, so it would be prudent to check with either your doctor or pharmacist, just to be safe. Try calling one of them. READ MORE
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