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How long will macrobid effect birth control

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
BC pills should work: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics such as Macrobid do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pil ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Back up birth contro: Just during the period you are using the antibiotic
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not a factor...: Macrobid won't affect birth control or emergency contraception effectiveness. Best wishes
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Macrobid would not affect any form of contraception.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most antibiotics OK : Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control.Others may in some individuals and with some pills .It probably depends on how ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. CESAR HOLGADO
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antibiotics: Some antibiotics decrease effectivity of birth control pills. This means that you have to use caution and protection for the rest of month that you ar ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
7 days: It can be effective sooner, but most physicians recommend using a secondary form of birth control for 7 days after nexplanon placement or abstinence.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lyons
43 years experience Gynecology
Cannot say.: There can be no compromise or persistent compromise if the drug is not discontinued.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Next pack: If a woman needs to take antibiotics while on birth control pills it is recommended she use a back up method such as condoms during the time she is on ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most antibiotics OK : Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control.Others may in some individuals and with some pills .It probably depends on how ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Some antibiotics do decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. You should use a backup method of contraception until you are 2 weeks in to the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Varies: There are only a few antibiotics that interfere with birth control pills, and fortunately they are rarely used. For antibiotics that do have an imp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
They don't...: Most common antibiotics don't affect birth control much at all. This has been blown way out of proportion to reality on the internet. Unless you ar ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
1-3 months: It may take 1-3 full cycles for birth control pills to have an effect on acne. Not everyone receives the same benefit from birth control pills for acn ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
During therapy: While you are on antibiotics your oral contraceptive *may* be less effective. Plenty of women take antibiotics and birth control at the same time and ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Use back up: Protection for the first month that you are taking oral contraceptives.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
5 minutes: 5 minutes once you swallow it, but I have no idea why you would ask such a question. Waiting 5 minutes and having sex after taking one pill will not p ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Flax
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably immediately: The pill is probably effective immediately...But i would recommend you use barrier contraception (condoms) until you finish the first three weeks of y ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Arenz
7 years experience Psychiatry
Which antibiotic: Some like clarithromycin can severely affect bc pills. Others less so. Too vague to answer. The treatment is usually not more than 7-10 days. Another ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Expiry date printed: It depends on the date of manufacturing and each pack has an expiry date printed on it, so look at the date printed on the pack.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
One cycle.: After you finish your first month's packet your ovulation should be suppressed and the risk of pregnancy should be <1-9%.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience Pediatrics
Amethia: amethia birth control is meant to be taken every day. If taken correctly, each pill lasts for 24 hours as effective contraception. Although, even if t ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depend on when start: If you start combined oral contraceptive pills within the first five days of your period they should be effective immediately, provided you take them ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Give it time.: The nausea associated with the birth control pill is often due to the estrogen. This should go away after a month or so. If after 3 months you are sti ... Read More
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