Laura, a 20-year-old college student, went to the health department for oral contraceptives. Laura asks the nurse how to take the medication and wants to know the adverse effects of oral contraceptives.
One month later, she started on oral antibiotics for acute bronchitis. She has taken her antibiotics for one week and she now has a vaginal yeast infection. She continues to take the oral contraceptives as scheduled.
- What patient teachings should the nurse provide while the patient is taking these medications?