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Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...Read more
VERY SAFE: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: No, it is not on recall nor has it ever been. ...Read more
Pain or abnormal bl: Bleeding, sometimes no sxs, if it is indeed imbedded it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Do antibiotics affect birth control, specifically IUDs? I'm on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and have a Mirena IUD.
Not to worry: All IUDs prevent pregnancy, and antibiotics don't interfere with them. Mirena (levonorgestrel) combines the usual action of an IUD with the hormonal effects of the progesterone-type drug included with it. A few antibiotics can affect the hormone's effectiveness, but most won't, including ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
IUD: The IUD, whether it's hormonal or copper, is one of the safest and most effective methods of birth control that you can use. It's long-lasting, reversible, and b/c it's made to work inside the uterus, it doesn't cause systemic side effects. You can have it placed and have your doctor remove it anytime you want to get pregnant. Highly recommended for pregnancy prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: Iuds work by changing the environment of the uterus, thickening the mucus so that sperm are less likely to fertilize an egg, and also by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall. Little research has been done on the lack of effectiveness of iud's when used with an antibiotic. ...Read more
I'm on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and taking a antibiotic (Sulfamethoxazole). Can I get pregnant?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: No the antibiotics will not decrease the effectiveness of the Mirena (levonorgestrel). But like any contraceptive method, the IUD does have a low baseline rate of pregnancy. So yes you may get pregnant (very low risk) but if you do, it won't be because of the antibiotics. ...Read more
Impla3yrs/norpla/5rs: Implanon can not be left in for more than 3years and Norplant (levonorgestrel) can be left in for 5 years.Both are reversible and can be removed at any time doctors may consider earlier replacement of implant in heavier women. Norplant (levonorgestrel) is not available in us since july2002 Implanon is the only implanted contraceptive available in us at this time. ...Read more
Mirena (levonorgestrel) removed 6 days ago, TTC, ovulating starting day IUD removed. Spotted yesterday, mild cramping. Preg or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side-effect?
Is it: implantation bleeding or mirena (levonorgestrel) removal side effect? It is probably due to hormonal fluctuations after removal of the mirena (levonorgestrel). It is also possible that this is a implantation bleeding although it is rare and the landing of the fertilized ovum to the inner uterine wall is atraumatic. Take a pregnancy test if your period is delayed. ...Read more
Can birth control (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud) trigger ibs? Symptoms appeared after getting iud. How would progestogen affect my GI tract?
Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things. ...Read more
One of the best: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone taken levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control pill and gotten pregnant?
No: No, those medications will not affect your IUD at all. ...Read more
2 basic: Three or more years not having to worry about BC. It hurts during placement. ...Read more
What issues?: After an iud is inserted, it can take 3-6 months for the side effects to stabilize. For most of us, this reliable, carefree method of birth control is worth the initial suffering. But if you have fever, abdominal pain, or abnormal/foul discharge, i'd be worried about infection, and i'd see a doc. If it's just cramps, Ibuprofen and a heating pad can help. Mood changes and acne usually get better. ...Read more
May be: as a side effect it can cause weight gain, but I am not sure what is your definition of extreme weight gain. You want to to watch your calories, exercise if you can, simple walking can do, and talk to your doctor, best wishes ...Read more
No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a very effective reversible contraceptive. It is an iud that releases low doses of progesterone. Once Mirena (levonorgestrel) is removed fertility should return. Since an iud can make an std worse, it is important that you and your partner be screened and treated for any infections before insertion. It is also important to be in a monogamous relationship while the Mirena (levonorgestrel) is in place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There were no interactions found in my E-Presribing database between Macrobid and Nexium (esomeprazole). There are several posts on line about possible side effects, but posts on side effects in a global market are numerous and need to be taken with the knowledge that these are NOT scientifically studied outcomes data. I have several patients who took the combo and did well. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: with any progestin only birth control, ovulation will be suppressed in some but not all. That also includes birth control pills where for many types about 30 - 50% of patients do ovulate or at least produce a mature follicle. This is contrary to popular belief. Also though with progestin only meds such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) if suppression occurs the estrogen level is also suppressed with symptoms in some. ...Read more
No decreased effect:
That is a great question, I’m impressed!! Few medications decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills (BCP). Many meds for seizures and one for HIV can decrease BCP effectiveness. The only antibiotic is uncommon,
FRifampin, used to treat tuberculosis and serious fungal infections.
St. John’s Wort, a “natural herb” for depression and anxiety, also makes the pill less affective ...Read more
Yes! Very safe.: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer