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do antibiotics effect the effectiveness of mirena

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a progesterone-secreting iud (intrauterine device). The Progesterone is distributed systemically through the body and is m ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely no effect.: Few, if any, of the commonly used antibiotics will have any affect on bcp efficacy. However, there are some antibiotics (used primarily to treat tuber ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The few antibiotics that might interfere with BC might do so by interfering with absorption from the GI tract. Since the hormonal component of the min ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics for what: What is the reason for you taking antibiotics where is the infection antibiotics will have no affect on your sexual activity but if you are taking ant ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Baxi
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Antibiotics affect hormonal birth control as they are both metabolized in the iver.. The copper iud just causes a foreign body reaction in the uteru ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not the Antibiotics: They only antibiotic known to affect the metabolism of your hormones is rifampin. Amoxicillin is totally safe.
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Alvey
25 years experience Pediatrics
NO: It does not in terms of the pills contraceptive ability. That type of pill does help with acne in many patients, and will have an additive effect wit ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
42 years experience Family Medicine
No Interaction : There is apparently no known significant interaction and therefore no decreased effectiveness of Nexplanon when used with doxycycline.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
No: Typical antibiotics do not reduce the effectivness of Nexplanon. However, St Johns Wort and certain medications for seizures, fungal infections, Tube ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Antibiotics will not interfere with Nexplanon
A female asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No: no
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Don't think so: Umm, there aren't too many approved uses for Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) that I know of. Is this really what you are taking? I don't think it wou ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: They affect absorption...Reducing absorption so pills are not as effective.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Alexander
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liver metabolism: Any antibiotic that passes through the liver can affect the efficacy of birth control. Since this is difficult to calculate, it is best to use a back ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Alcohol should not be consumed excessively under any circumstance. Women, who do not want to become unexpectedly pregnant and want to drink alcohol, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes thet can: So use a backup method the month you are on antibiotics.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elyas Parsa
11 years experience Family Medicine
Use backup method: Most of the time it will be safe to use any antibiotics while using the nuvaring. It is known that nafcillin (penicillin family) can increase the meta ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: There have been reports of oral birth control pills containing estrogen failing with tetracyclines (eg doxycycline), but no conclusive evidence (from ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amber Patel
12 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics: If you are taking antibiotics you should use a backup method bc they will negate the pill.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: That is correct. Several governing bodies have come out with statements concerning that fact. Although all of the package inserts for birth control pi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Used to be the: thought now new thoughts are NO
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it does not.
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