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Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Can you tell me what combination birth control pills are?

Estrogen/progesteron: Combination pills contain one form of estrogen and one form of progesterone. There are also Progesterone only birth control pills that are used more frequently for breastfeeding mothers. Ask your doctor what pill is right for you! ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more


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Can amoxicillin actually affect birth control pills or is that just in theory? Has there been any research or studies that prove this?

Can amoxicillin actually affect birth control pills or is that just in theory? Has there been any research or studies that prove this?

Now felt to be false: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to amoxicillin birth control pills and ibprophen together?

Is it possible for you to amoxicillin birth control pills and ibprophen together?

You can but: You can but Amoxicillin can interact with birthcontro; pills and it is controvercial and it is recommended by some to use a back up contraception like condom.You should discuss with your prescribing doctor you should use a back up contraception. ...Read more

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Will taking amoxicillin affect my birth control pill?

Will taking amoxicillin affect my birth control pill?

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

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Can amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid affect birth control pills?

Yes: Many medications, including many antibiotics and estrogen containing birth control pills, are metabolized in the liver. The end result can be that the liver increases its metabolism of the birth control pills, thereby decreasing their effectiveness. For this reason, many doctors recommend that you use an alternate method of birth control such as condoms while taking any antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) affect the birth control pill?

Does augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) affect the birth control pill?

Nope: The only birth control pill that is known to affect the pill is a TB medication called Rifampin. Here's a great resource: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/ask-dr-cullins/dr-cullins-birth-control-5444.htm ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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


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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more