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How long will macrobid effect birth control

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: Macrobid would not affect any form of contraception.

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No worries!: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®) and other antibiotics have no effect on birth control pills. There is slight risk with a few antibiotics, e.g. rifampin (mo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
One cycle: If you have had a period since stopping the antibiotic, and are taking a contraceptive you need not use a condom to prevent pregnancy. However using a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Nope: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid) gives very low blood levels -- it's the high urine levels that cure urinary tract infections. (There is no reason other than... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes : If you continued your birth control daily as directed then there will be no interruption in contraception.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology 34 years experience
Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): It is safe to take both medications unless you have an allergy to one or the other.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It could: "Antibiotics such as nitrofurantoin may reduce the effects of ethinyl estradiol in some women. If you are using ethinyl estradiol for birth control, y... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No interference: Nitrofurantoin does not interfere with oral contraceptives
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