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Dr. Roberta Beals Dr. Beals
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can taking amoxicillin affect your period?

Can taking amoxicillin affect your period?

Sometimes: If you are on birthcontrol it will decrease the blood levels in the body of the hormone. Illness itself can affect the menstral cycle.

Amoxicillin (Definition)

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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Mike Moore Dr. Moore
Family Medicine
68 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Can amoxicillin delay your period?

Can amoxicillin delay your period?

No: Antibiotics such as Amoxicillin do not delay a woman's menstrual period, but they can interfere with absorption of birth control pill hormones. If a woman has concerns regarding Amoxicillin or other antibiotics she is taking, she should talk with the prescribing doctor. A woman with a delayed period can check for pregnancy with an over-the-counter urine pregnancy test, which is quite accurate.

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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Will amoxicillin mess with my nexplanon resulting in having a period again?

Will amoxicillin mess with my nexplanon resulting in having a period again?

Amoxicillin: There are no currently listed interactions between these two agents.

Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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When a person sees a periodontist and is prescribed amoxicillin for a three week period of time is this alright?

When a person sees a periodontist and is prescribed amoxicillin for a three week period of time is this alright?

Yes: Depends on the circumstances, but it would be within the range of reasonable under a number of circumstances.

Dr. Elvia Greathouse Dr. Greathouse
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
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I've had my period for 3 extra days. How do I stop it? Taking amoxicillin tr k clv 875-125mg tab. Could that be the cause?

Yes: An infection and/or medications can certainly change your cycle. If it goes longer than 10 days and shows no signs of getting lighter, see your gyn. He/She can help you with that.

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Dr. Ronald Buckman Dr. Buckman
Family Medicine
38 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

Does amoxil (amoxicillin) delay period?

No: Antibiotics will not effect hormone levels and therefore do not effect the timing of a menstrual period.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Can the drug amoxicillin cause an unusually strong, sour smell in period blood?

Yeast infection?: What you might be smelling is a yeast infection. When you take antibiotics, it can affect the normal bacteria (known as flora) in and on your body, including the vagina. Sometimes when the bacteria are killed by the antibiotic, yeast can start to overgrow (the normal bacteria keep this in check). Thus you could have a yeast infection giving you the smell. If this is the case, it is treatable.

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Period on 06/22. Took amoxicillin liquid for 10days on 07/9. No period yet. Normal? What's wrong.?

Missed period: I understand you're baffled by the fact you had a missed period. Amoxicillin has probably nothing to do with that, though. I would rule out pregnancy. If negative, wait for the next one. Chances are, it will reset your system.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Was on amoxicillin (day 4 out of 7) and had oral sex 5 days before expected period. Was taking birth cont pill as well (perfect use). Chances of preg?

Was on amoxicillin (day 4 out of 7) and had oral sex 5 days before expected period. Was taking birth cont pill as well (perfect use). Chances of preg?

Pregnancy unlikely: One of the advantages of oral sex is that has built-in contraception (sperm can't naturally swim to the egg, when the sperm is in somebody's mouth). Women have a really hard time getting pregnant through oral sex... as long as it's purely oral sex.

Dr. Jennifer Boozer Dr. Boozer
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ralph Kingsford Dr. Kingsford
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Bangalore University, St. John's Medical College
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Dr. Chevies Newman Dr. Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Today is thurs, starting last sunday I was supposed to get period. I started amoxil (amoxicillin) on tues. Take sprintec but this week is sugar pills. No period?

Your missed: Cycle is not due to the amoxil (amoxicillin). Missing a period on a birth control is not unusual. If a drug had an effect you would have mopre bleeding because the contraceptive pill would be metaboized more quickly.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does taking amoxicillin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) make your monthly period come late?

Does taking amoxicillin and Mucinex (guaifenesin) make your monthly period come late?

Maybe the illness: Treated for was the reason. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome).

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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I'm 11 days past when my period was supposed to come on. I had bronchitis and was taking amoxicillin. Could I be pregnant?

I'm 11 days past when my period was supposed to come on. I had bronchitis and was taking amoxicillin. Could I be pregnant?

Pregnant?: Get a home urine test kit and if you are pregnant by now your HCG level should be high enough to be detected. If negative check again in a week. Menses can be delayed by acute illnesses like bronchitis, or even by the anxiety produced by such conditions. Have a good thanksgiving.

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