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Nitrofurantoin effect on birth control pills

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer: Nitrofurantion taken for 5-7 days usually a good antibiotic for a simple bladder infection but not a good choice if kidney infection is suspected (fev ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
44 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Macrobid: Yes, Macrobid is known to cause breakthrough bleeding while on the pill
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Kochuveli
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact ther ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics (such as nitrofurantoin and many others) do not alter the effectiven ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About antibiotics...: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics (such as nitrofurantoin and many others) do not alter the effectiven ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low Risk: If you miss one birth-control pill, the best thing to do is to take it as soon as you remember, then take the next one at the regular time. If you do ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
No: Metronidazole is safe.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Cod liver oil contains high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D. Is there a reason to believe that you are deficient in those?? Do you liv above the Arc ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Drinking typical chamomile tea is not known to interact with or change the effectiveness of birth control pills. Of course, no pills are 100% effectiv ... Read More

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