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Doctor insights on: Can Being On Antibiotics Delay Your Period

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Could the antibiotic Macrobid delay your period?

Could the antibiotic Macrobid delay your period?

It shouldn't: Antibiotics should not interact with your period one way or the other. One concern with mixing antibiotics and birth control pills is that the antibiotics can change one's gut flora (bacteria) enough to effect the way the pill is absorbed and that can affect the period. The short answer is still, no. If your period remains delayed it would be worth a visit to the doctor ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I'm taking steronate to delay my period. Got a bad flu & started antibiotic yesterday, does antibiotic contradicts with steronate? What should I do?

I'm taking steronate to delay my period. Got a bad flu & started antibiotic yesterday, does antibiotic contradicts with steronate? What should I do?

Pharmacist: I would suggest calling the pharmacist where you filled the prescriptions, so they can take in to account all your medications and conditions regarding potential interactions. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does azithromycin or a similar antibiotic delay your period?

Does azithromycin or a similar antibiotic delay your period?

Periods: Antibiotics should have no effect on your cycles. Even if you are on birth control it will not effect your cycles. ...Read more

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Can being on antibiotic and pain killer for your teeth delay or make you miss your period? Help please?

Can being on antibiotic and pain killer for your teeth delay or make you miss your period? Help please?

Not likely: If you're not pregnant, you may miss your period due to stress, excessive exercise, antipsychotics and antidepressants medications. Antibiotic and painkillers are not effecting the period. Nevertheless, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment with your PCP when you notice anything out of the ordinary. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics delay your period?

No, they shouldn't : Antibiotics should not delay your period, although they do make birth control pills less effective, resulting in an increased risk of pregnancy ( which would delay your period). ...Read more

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Could antibiotics delay your period?

Could antibiotics delay your period?

Antibiotics: Don't usually cause a delay in menstrual period. However, the illness that the antibiotics are being used for might be the cause. ...Read more

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Help! can antibiotics delay your period?

Help! can antibiotics delay your period?

Don't normally : Anticipate that taking antibiotics will delay menstrual period. But, illness can. So, whatever condition is being treated with antibiotics may be impacting menses. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could antibiotics delay your period?

Please tell me, could antibiotics delay your period?

An antibiotic: Would not normally be a cause for your period to be delayed. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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