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No: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after insertion is expulsion (1-2%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LTG + OCP: Studies have shown that Lamictal levels can be lowered by starting progesterone-estrogen contraceptive, but that Lamictal addition to contraceptives does not decrease its effectiveness. Most physicians still recommend dual contraceptive methods primarily due to the safety of most antiepileptics in pregnancy. ...Read more
Will not decrease: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No,no interactions: found. It will not change its effectiveness. ...Read more
Not really: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a progesterone-secreting iud (intrauterine device). The Progesterone is distributed systemically through the body and is metablized by the liver. Some drugs, including antibiotics can speed up the metabolism of the progesterone, but this shouldn't decrease it's effectiveness. Theoretically, you may get spotting. It also acts to prevent implantation, which is not affected by antibioti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. But...: I don't typically worry that phenazopyridine will mess up birth control. But just to be sure, I checked known interactions and could not find any reports of it. So I don't think you have to worry. HOWEVER... One of the main causes of UTI is sexual intercourse. Assuming u have a UTI u might want to try some techniques to reduce sex-related UTI (urinate before & after, pure cranberry juice, etc). ...Read more
Will levaquin (levofloxacin) interfere with the effectiveness of microgestin birth control pills?
No effect: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe b/c it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen, so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective w/in a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin) or alka-seltzer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although I am not : Familiar with this particular product, in general this type of medication should not interfere with the efficacy of your oral contraceptives. ...Read more
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