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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. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I finished taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last fri. My period was due wednesday but hasn't come yet. I'm just wondering should I test o is it the tablets?

I finished taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) last fri. My period was due wednesday but hasn't come yet. I'm just wondering should I test o is it the tablets?

Pregnancy test: It's always a good idea to run a pregnancy test if the period is late and a woman has been having sex. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would not be a typical cause of delayed period. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hello, my period is 3 days late. I was sick about a month ago, and I was put on the antibiotic amoxicillin for two weeks. Could that be the reason my?

Possible: An acute transient illness has the capacity to delay your menstrual period. I doubt the antibiotic Amoxicillin had anything to do with this. It sounds as if you are concerned that you may be pregnant, and if so, there are otc tests available but this is a little early to be sure. ...Read more

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I was prescribed amoxil (amoxicillin) for 5 days today and I'm on bcp I have my period and got 2 s pills to go when will I be covered from preg after anti finished?

Amoxil (amoxicillin) and bcp: Amoxicillin is said to interact with birth control pills 1 percent of the time. For most women, an unplanned pregnancy is a significant event. Most doctors recommend using a back-up method of birth control while you're taking antibiotics and for seven days after the antibiotic course is complete, just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can taking amoxicillin make you miss your menstrual period?

No it will not: No Amoxicillin will have no effect on your menstrual periods, but because Amoxicillin is used for infections and infections can be stressful and cause stress and anxiety, you may miss your perioddo a home pregnancy test and if not pregnant wait for periods to return or see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If I skipped my period this month by starting new pill pack and started amoxicillin today, is there any chance I can get pregnant from sex last night?

Antibiotics A-OK: Rifampin is the only antibiotic known to affect the efficacy of contraceptives. Amoxicillin is totally safe and your use of extended cycle pills is just fine. As long as you go from active pills to active pills then you should be covered. Rest assured. ...Read more

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Can augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) stop your period?

Would not anticipate: That use of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would stop your period. However, if the illness it is treating stresses your body enough, that could cause a delay in your period or for you to miss a period. ...Read more

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I've been taking amoxicillin and prednisolone, now I'm 4 days late for my Period, but on birth pill, pregnant?

I've been taking amoxicillin and prednisolone, now I'm 4 days late for my Period, but on birth pill, pregnant?

Unlikely pregnant: If you are on Birth Control Pill, It is very unlikely that you are pregnant
Period can be late because of your underlying condition for which you are being treated with Prednisone and Amoxicillin OR It may be an effect of Prednisone, as Prednisone can cause irregular periods as well ...Read more

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I've been taking amoxicillin for a tooth extraction since last Tuesday and my period was due this Monday and it's worrying me?

Cycle: Your cycle can be affected by infection, the antibiotic to treat the infection, the surgery done to resolve the infection, pregnancy, systemic disease, virus, and so many other things. If concerned, consult with your OBGyn. ...Read more

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