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Can I Take Antibiotics With Birth Control
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
I take doxycycline for acne. I also take birth control, does taking this antibiotic make my birth control ineffective?
No: This question was raised 20 years ago. It was determined that the antibiotic does NOT make any birth control less effective. This was settled many years ago. It is distressing to see that this question is still out there. However the OC pill you take might make acne better or worse depending on the progesterone. Also, SPIRONOLACTONE is much more effective, cheaper, and better tolerated than doxycy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take mega t green tea pills with birth control I have been on birth control for 3 years now, and was wondering if i can take this pill with birth control
Green : Green tea pills are not regulated by the fda (food and drug administration) therefore there has been no formal studies as far as interactions are concerned. From a medical standpoint i don't see how they would interact with birth control pills, but i could be wrong. You should note that supplements such as the one in question are not controlled or studied by the fda, therefore be extra cautious when taking them. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can birth control affect other medication you take? I take metformin for my diabetes and i wanna start birth control.
Possibly: Being ill can delay periods. Some types of oral contraceptives can also effect your period. ...Read more
Varies: There are only a few antibiotics that interfere with birth control pills, and fortunately they are rarely used. For antibiotics that do have an impact (rifampin, griseofulvin) effect though depends on when the antibiotics are taken in the cycle. The chemical effect is short, but if that short effect results in unintended ovulation, the impact may last the entire cycle. ...Read more
Depends: If the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device is in place and not expelled the risk of pregnancy while on antibiotic is very low.Always check after menstrual period to make certain that the threads still protrude from the cervix/do not to pull on the threads as doing so may displace the intrauterine system. Report any prolonged bleeding/ fever/chills, abdominal pain/cramps to doctor.Practice safe sex use condoms.Take care. ...Read more
If i'm on birth control pills and i take antibiotics afterwards, could i get pregnant? I heard the antibiotics clear the pills.
Yes: That would not cause a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Good for you for checking! There is no interaction with typical bcp's. Always tell docs that you are on BCP's, to prevent getting a med that does interfere with it. Some people forgot to list bcp's on their records, which is not good. ...Read more
VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more
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