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Fluconazole And Birth Control
No good data: Griseofulvin can increase metabolism of the hormones in bcp's and therby reduce blood levels of the hormones and risk pregnancy. Azole antifungals don't interfere with liver metabolism of bcp's. There have been case reports of unintended pregnancies & late withdrawl bleeding with itraconazole but these are not listed as warnings with itra. Both can cause liver injury & need physician follow-up. ...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
Depends: Taking Diflucan (fluconazole) will not delay your period. If you are taking birth control and you miss pills, or skip placebo pills and go straight to next pack, then the ocp can delay your period. But in general, taking these medications as prescribed will not delay your period. ...Read more
Fluconazole and birth control pills? How long after last fluconazole pill will birth control be effective again?! please help!
No: Even in 2012, ob/gyns are split on whether antibiotics affect birth control pills....Some say yes, some say no. However, the antibiotics most likely to affect birth control pill efficacy are the penicillins and the tetracyclines (doxycycline). Ceftin (cefuroxime) typically is in a class of antibiotics that will not affect your birth control pill. ...Read more
Minor effect: Fluconazole actually increases the level of the hormone by affecting the liver/intestinal enzyme that is responsible for metabolizing the hormones in your pill. Thus, this in theory, may increase the effect of your pill. However, using Fluconazole is typically given as a single dose or a short 7-10 days course and so i would not be too concerned. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
No interference: It's an outdated urban myth that antibiotics interfere with effectiveness of birth control pills. They do not, except occasionally with rifampin, an infrequently used antibiotic for certain infections like tuberculosis. Cefuroxime has no effect. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking bilberry pills. Will it decrease the effectiveness of my birth control? Im taking birth control mononessa.
No it will not: There is some concern that bilberry may interact with diabetes medications (lower blood sugar) or blood thinner medications (slow blood clotting). However, there is no evidence that it interacts with oral contraceptives (birth control pills) or other hormonal contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control and the probiotic supplement acidophilus. Will acidophilus decrease the effectiveness of my birth control at all?
I take orsythia birth control. Will taking nitrofurantoin mono-mcr 100mg affect the way the birth control works?
Itch with BCs: Yes. Please give much more information on your condition so we can help you. Meanwhile report the itching to your doctor so you can receive advice immediately. ...Read more
Ask pharmacist or Dr: These are not listed in medications approved in the USA, and appear to be available primarily in Australia. Therefore ask your health care providers in your location.I wish I could help. ...Read more
Yes: If you are taking Nitrofurantoin while using birth control pills, you should use a back-up method of birth control (ie. Condom). Despite the fact there is little evidence supporting a massive increase in pregnancies with antibiotic use, it is better to be safe than sorry. Use the back-up method during the run of your antibiotic and continue for one week afterwards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer