bearing in mind i've only been on the pill for 8 days counting today, will having a cold and a dry cough affect the effectiveness of the pill? i've only taken paracetamol and plan on getting some strepsills... will it affect the combined pill? am i still protected?
The cold won't but antibiotics can decrease the pills effect.
Paracetamol is like Tylenol. A pain killer. As kaismama said, you will be ok, however you would not be if you take an antibiotic while on the pill. If so, then use a condom until you get your period as ovulation could occur at any time once it is less effective.
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