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Birth Control Antibiotics Plan B
Can't cover that: Many topic in 400 characters or fewer. Will share about plan b. Potential ses w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat . ...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
Plan B + antibiotic: + BCP. Antibiotics which can affect Plan B: ampicillin, cotrimoxazole (in Bactrim), tetracycline, & clarithromycin. Did you take oral contraceptives regularly? How long after sex did you take the Plan B. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce > ...Read more
Can plan B lose effectiveness if I finished an antibiotic 3 days ago? Still, on birth control pill
Can antibiotics make my birth control and Plan B not work? I took them yesterday I had unprotected sex but im suppose to start antibiotics today
Had sex on day 17 of cycle. On birth control & we used a condom that didn't break, but was also 1st day on antibiotics Zithromax250. Do I need plan B?
If I took plan b on Saturday afternoon and then started uti antibiotics yesterday afternoon will this affect the plan b? I ask because my doctor told me this pill cancels out birth control.
On low dosage birth control. On antibiotics for UTI had unprotected sex. Took plan B pill. Can I be pregnant?
Birth control: You should be ok. It's only TB antibiotics that do that. However, if your period is late, do a test. ...Read more
I took antibiotics (Amox-Clav) for two days. The last time I took it was two days ago. I had unprotected sex, but am on birth control, plan b?
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Was on antibiotics 3 days Next 2 days late on birth control by 8 hrs ea. got back on schedule Had sex 3 days later used back up&1.5 plan b, no period?
Unlikely pregnant: Sounds more like your hormones are a little scrambled from all the changes this month. You can take a pregnancy test to be sure, but I am betting next month all will go back to normal. :) ...Read more
Unprotected sex while on antibiotics... Should I take plan b? I am usually pretty paranoid about unprotected sex, but 2 days ago I had unprotected sex. My partner pulled out. I am on birth control, and have been for years, but I had a sinus infection and h
Took Plan B 4 times in 1 month while on birth control & antibiotics&now have breast pain & darkened skin on my lip (not pregnant) — effects permanent?
YES!: No problem! Better safe than sorry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Likely not: Lo Lestrin Fe is effective after 7 continuous days of use. But it must be taken properly during those seven days. So at 14 days (2wks) you should fine. But if you believe that you did not take Lo Lestrin Fe properly then Plan B can be used if you believe there was contraceptive failure (not taking Lo Lestrin Fe properly). ...Read more
If you mean you have: Been OFF birth control, then you should get a reliable method of contraception. If you had intercourse within the last 2 days and you are off birth control, then get plan B ASAP. If you have been ON birth control for 1.5 months, you are protected from pregnancy. You do not need a backup method to prevent pregnancy. BUT you are not protected from sexually transmitted infection. Condoms are best4this ...Read more
What can I do if my boyfriend ejaculated in me. Can I take the Plan B pills while im on birth control?
Do I need to takes birth control pill, Minastron, if I took Plan B because I forgot to take Minastrin this morning?
Yes: If you forget your birth control pill, you should take it as soon as you remember it. However, if you don't remember to take it until time for the next one, you should not take two at once. You should just take the one and consider the missed one skipped. The trick to birth control is that it HAS TO BE taken at the same time every day. If not, you risk breakthrough bleeding and pregnancy. ...Read more
Could taking Plan B exactly one month ago cause the effectiveness of my regular birth control pills to be lower now?
I did not wait 10 minutes after inserting the spermacide, but I started birth control 10 days ago. Do I need plan b?
Depends : Whether u need Plan B depends in part on where u were in ur menstrual cycle when u started your pills. If this was a start at any time other than the week after ur period started, Plan B would be a good idea but if u started it within that first week, u should be fine. Understand that if u take Plan B u will have irregular/abnormal bleeding even on the pill and should just keep taking them ...Read more
Can you take a Plan B pill and still take your normal dosage of birth control pill on the same day? What would happen?
Increased sideeffect: It's not advisable to take both Plan B and a birth control pill together. Either regimen if taken properly lowers the risk of pregnancy. Taking these together increase risks of side effects which includes heavy/irregular menstrual bleeding, fatigue, abdominal pain/ cramps, breast tenderness, diarrhea, stomach problems. Please practice safe sex. Use condoms. Stay safe. ...Read more
I'm taking birth control, sometimes an hour later than usual, still works or should I take plan b if I had unprotected sex?
You should be okay: Varying the time of birth control dose by an hour or so daily is not significant enough to alter its effectiveness, as long as you continue to take your daily dose. Missing a full day or two does reduce its effectiveness as well as some medications. With unprotected sex, you are still at risk for sexually transmitted infection so I do recommend both. ...Read more
How effective is taking plan b & taking your birth control pill the same day as taking plan b? Do they cancel each other out?
Plan B: Depending on the kind of birth control pill, they contain similar hormones related to progesterone, levonorgestrel. It isn't necessary to take plan b if you haven't missed 2 or more birth control pills in a row. Plan B is 85% effective if taken within 72 hours and 95% effective within 24 hours, less effective in women with BMI's over 35. ...Read more