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Dr Abby I received a penicillin shot today throat.

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Hi dr Abby I received a penicillin shot today for strep throat. I am currently taking BC so I was wondering because it's a one time injection how long do I need to use a back up method?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

One time penicillin shot will not affect your BC pill action.
Hence, you do not need to use any back up method.
Please discuss with your doctor also.

Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for responding. The reason I'm asking is because I have three different responses. And I'm still a little confused.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
There is no such report of decreased efficacy with one time penicillin injection use.
So, there will not be any problem.

Best wishes

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