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How Long Will Antibiotics Affect Birth Control
Contraception is also known as 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
Antibiotics: Some antibiotics decrease effectivity of birth control pills. This means that you have to use caution and protection for the rest of month that you are on antibiotics. The next month or cycle on birth contol pills should provide adequate coverage as long as you are not on antibiotics. ...Read more
During therapy: While you are on antibiotics your oral contraceptive *may* be less effective. Plenty of women take antibiotics and birth control at the same time and don't get pregnant. The answer lies with what your comfortable with.... Do you want to use a back up method when you are on antibiotics? As soon as you stop antibiotics, within 72 hours your birth control is back to being effective. ...Read more
I took Amoxicillin for ten days. How long does this antibiotic affect my birth control? Does it fully stop it from working or lessen effectiveness?
I recently finished an antibiotic about a week ago. How long does it stay in your system and how long can it affect my birth control?
Elimination issue: That depends on the antibiotic. Usually we say that it takes 5 half lives of the antibiotic to get out of the body. More importantly, the effect on your normal gut bacteria; can be altered > 1 month depending on how broad spectrum the antibiotic. Flora helps ocp absorption. It would be safest to at least use a secondary mode of protection for a month after you complete your course of antibiotic. ...Read more
How much do antibiotics really affect birth control pills? After finishing antibiotics how long until back to normal?
Definitely affect: All antibiotics can definitely affect the effectiveness of birth control pills. While on antibiotics, you should definitely use a back up method of birth control if you want to avoid becoming pregnant. The rule of thumb to prevent pregnancy is to use a form of back up birth control (e.g., condoms) until your next menstrual period. ...Read more
I am not on birth control now but I start next month. I am getting on antibiotics. How long until it is out of my system for birth control to work?
Up to couple of days: If you finish your antibiotic treatment before you start taking birth control pills, will be no interference. If you take antibiotics in the future, just count for not being protected until the following period and add other contraceptive methods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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