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What antibiotics lower birth control effectiveness

Canadian consensus statement on hormonal contraception. FDA alerts. Pharm J. Doctors recommend women use either condoms or spermicide as a backup birth control method. Sparrow MJ. Inhibition of oral contraceptive steroid-metabolizing enzymes by steroids and drugs. Rifampin lowers the effectiveness by decreasing the birth control hormone levels ethinyl estradiol and progestin in women taking oral… Read More »

The Birth of a Poop/Drug Cartel?

—I’ve always been amazed at the things and activities around which commons have been unexpectedly developed – noncommercial theater, humanitarian rescue maps, specialized scientific microscopes. Little did I suspect that I would encounter a commons based on….human excrement. Even more surprising is that this valiant little commons, dedicated to using the human biome to benefit… Read More »