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Will Malarone Impact Birth Control
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
To my knowledge: this has not been a problem in my practice nor have I found it in the literature. ...Read more
No interference: It's an outdated urban myth that antibiotics interfere with effectiveness of birth control pills. They do not, except occasionally with rifampin, an infrequently used antibiotic for certain infections like tuberculosis. Cefuroxime has no effect. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If taking birth control pill, will taking Garcinia Cambogia affect the effectiveness of the birth control ?
GC: Is there really a good reason for you to take Garcinia Cambogia? ...Read more
I'm going to start taking maca soon, i'm also on birth control pills will taking maca affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills?
Maca Root: It is not entirely known how maca root will affect birth control pills, but the consensus is not to take it if you are taking birth control pills. It is a lot of estrogen which can cause increase in blood clots, breakthrough bleeding and may even render the birth control pills ineffective. ...Read more
No: Even in 2012, ob/gyns are split on whether antibiotics affect birth control pills....Some say yes, some say no. However, the antibiotics most likely to affect birth control pill efficacy are the penicillins and the tetracyclines (doxycycline). Ceftin (cefuroxime) typically is in a class of antibiotics that will not affect your birth control pill. ...Read more
I take orsythia birth control. Will taking nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100mg affect the way the birth control works?
Vaginal spotting: Missing a bcp frequently results in spotting in the next couple days that may continue till the next menses. If you are more that 6 hrs late in taking a pill, please use a backup method e.g. Foam and condoms to ensure pregnancy does not occur. There is no long term effect from missing a pill otherwise. ...Read more
No good data: Griseofulvin can increase metabolism of the hormones in bcp's and therby reduce blood levels of the hormones and risk pregnancy. Azole antifungals don't interfere with liver metabolism of bcp's. There have been case reports of unintended pregnancies & late withdrawl bleeding with itraconazole but these are not listed as warnings with itra. Both can cause liver injury & need physician follow-up. ...Read more
Depends on the pill: It depends on the birth control pill. Some pills are associated with electrolyte abnormalities such as potassium and Prednisone can also exaccerbate this as well. You may also have more fluid retention and could have elevated blood pressure. Talk with your prescribing physician to see in more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BCP effectiveness: No, if your take your birth control pills correctly, they should not affect the efficacy of the medication. I am referrring to diet pills that are prescribed by a physician who is knowlegeable and trained in the treatment of medical weight loss. A good web site to check is the asbp--american society of bariatric physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes -be careful: Antibiotics can affect birth control pills by a somewhat convoluted mechanism. (If you really need to know, it has to do with the enterohepatic cycling of the birth control pills and the 'good bacteria' living in your gut that can be killed off by antibiotics). At times like this, it is best to rely on barrier protection methods/abstain since the 'Pill' may not be 99.9% effective as it usually is. ...Read more
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 are on antibiotics. The next month or cycle on birth contol pills should provide adequate coverage as long as you are not on antibiotics. ...Read more
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