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Antibiotics Affect Birth Control Implant
Yes it may: Yes it may and you should use a back up method of birth control up to 7 days after you finish the course of clindamycine.You can ask your orescribing doctor if it is safe as there is controversy about antibiotics and bcp except Rifampin and Griseofulvin two antibiotics for sure decrease the effectiveness of bcp. ...Read more
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
Depends on the drug: Only rifampin makes Ortho Evra patch less effective unlike oral contraceptives which is greatly affected by many antibiotics due to that fact that in addition to killing the bacteria responsible for causing infection, antibiotics also kill the normal bacteria that live in the stomach (normal flora) that are responsible for activating the birth control pill. Never hurts to have partner wear condom. ...Read more
Will not decrease: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no direct negative interaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 there is little evidence supporting a massive increase in pregnancies with antibiotic use, it is better to be safe than sorry. Use the back-up method during the run of your antibiotic and continue for one week afterwards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: They affect absorption...Reducing absorption so pills are not as effective. ...Read more
Potentially: Though the NuvaRing is depositing the contraceptive agent directly, there may be issues with the agent circulating through the liver and potentially making the NuvaRing less reliable. This would be more common in the broadspectrum penicillins such as ampicillin. When is doubt, use a back-up method and consult your pcp/gynecologist or pharmacist. ...Read more
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
I had unprotected sex may 2nd then may 21st I took some antibiotic. I have the nexplanon birth control implant & my cycle is never late but it is now.
I've been on the birth control implant for over three years now haven't got it taken out yet. I'm having signs i could be pregnant. Is it possible?
Got nexplanon birth control implant 2 days ago. Is it normal for the implant to move around in your arm? I don't want it to come out.
Spotting: It is a great method, but the biggest drawback is irregular usually very light bleeding. Most people are not bothered by this and say it is light, but can be unpredictable. ...Read more
No: You get no protection from any sexually-transmitted disease. ...Read more
Highly effective: Implanon is a highly effective Progesterone only birth control. A match-stick like insert is placed in the arm and is good for 3 years. The most common side effect is abnormal bleeding, sometimes unscheduled or unpredictable bleeding and sometimes no bleeding at all. Other less common se include headache, weight gain, breast tenderness, nausea, or mood swings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on the 3 year birth control implant and I've just started spotting. What can I do to reduce it or make it stop?
IMPLANON/NEXPLANON: Spotting is one of the most common side effects of this type of contraceptive. When did the implant get placed? If it is nearing the 3 year mark, it may be time to change/remove. I recommend discussing this with your physician, preferably the provider who inserted the device or your primary care physician. ...Read more
I've been on the birth control implant for 2 in a half years in I have the 3year 1 i think i'm pregnant bt i'm spoting cn i be?
Unlikely w Implanon : Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
I have had my birth control implant in my arm for almost 3 years and im not sure what exact date i got it when should I get it out in march?
Check with Dr. : Your gyn should have the exact date of insertion and can accurately schedule you for a removal and replacement , if desired. There is a little flexibility with the dates. Good luck. ...Read more
I got a birth control implant a week ago is it possible to break it in half? I've been having sharp pains in my arm since I think I broke it in half
Not likely: if you have so severe pain please get it checked by your physician ...Read more
Im wanting to get on the birth control implant but i don't know when to get it, before, during, or after my period?
Anytime: You can get it any time but right after your period is best. ...Read more
Yes very effective: The birth control implant is called Nexplanon. It is VERY effective at preventing pregnancy. As good as getting your tubes tied while the implant is in your arm. You can keep the implant for up to three years. Once you have it removed, you can get pregnant right away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None needed: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more
Go elsewhere: There are other providers that can do this for you. ...Read more
1 week: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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