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Nitrofurantoin And Birth Control Pills Together
Brown discharge on day 3 of nitrofurantoin mono mac for UTI on day periods due on birth control pills no cramps. Dull back ache normal?
See answer: Nitrofurantion taken for 5-7 days usually a good antibiotic for a simple bladder infection but not a good choice if kidney infection is suspected (fever, chills, flank pain, nausea, feeling sick). Your symptoms of brownish vaginal discharge and dull backache (if low), suggest a gynecological origin unrelated to your UTI (pending or abnormal period, vaginitis, etc). If persists/worsens, call md. ...Read more
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Most antibiotics OK: Some antibiotics, like rifampin, definitely interact with birth control.Others may in some individuals and with some pills. It probably depends on how your body metabolizes the drugs, and it may also depend on the dose of hormones in the pills. Most small studies don't show differences in the level of hormones in the blood, but to be on the absolutely safe side, use condoms during antibiotic use. ...Read more
Take a pill next da: No harm will come, you take the pill next day and not skip a pill. ...Read more
Yes.: No interaction between the two. But why are you taking coumadin (warfarin)? Blood clots? Birth control pills can cause blood clots, so maybe you should try some other form of birth control if that is the case. If you already had a clot, taking the two together is not a problem. ...Read more
Could I be pregnant if I had sex sat & sun and didn't take birth control pill till tuesday? And 5 days away from my period? On that tuesday I took sat, sun, mon, and tues birth control pills together.
Yes: Birth control pills have a low failure rate (<1%) if they are taken perfectly, but typical users (who miss pills) have a failure rate of ~9%).Iwould also advise using condoms in addition to birth control pills to lower your risks of stds if you are not absolutely certain that your partner has not other partners and if you do not have other sexual partners. You should also consider a different option. ...Read more
Can you have a period right after breakthrough bleeding? And is it bad to stop taking your birth control pills all together on your second activ week
Yes/yes: It would be common to have a period after breakthrough bleeding and if this happens often a change in birth control pills might be indicated to get something stronger. If you don't take them during your second active week you are likely to get pregnant. However, it you are trying to get pregnant it is best to stop them during your period. ...Read more
Missed two birth control pills; took them together; period came a week early. Now what? I was two weeks into my birth control pack and I forgot to take a pill two days in a row. On the third day when I realized my mistake, I took two pills. The next day (
This: This question is 5 days old so you have likely made a decision as to whether to start a new pack or continue the old one. However, for the future, you did the right thing. If you miss a pill you should restart as soon as you realize it. With low dose pills, missing one or two days can trigger bleeding in midcycle as a result of the hormone withdrawal. If more than 2 days go by without pills you should utilize a back up method such as condoms and/or the "morning after" pill to increase your protection against unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more
Yes if not pregnant: If you are taking prenatal vitamins and you are not pregnany you can take it with birth control pills. ...Read more
I am taking tri cyclen lo birth control pills and I bought melatonin pills cause I can't sleep, can I take these to things together? If not why?
I am 21 years old, female, and taking birth control pills (Qlaira) for my endometriosis. Can I take glutathione capsules together with my pills?
Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.
Last month I missed a few birth control pills and took them all together but this month took them all on time and didn't miss a pill going to have sex can I get pregnant I don't wasn't to be now?
Yes: There does not appear to be any drug interactions between Zetia (ezetimibe) and oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Was prescribed to take senna and diosmin. Also taking birth control pills. Will taking these together cause me any problems?
Shouldn't effect: Sennas act as laxatives and are similar to aloe and rhubarb. These compounds act on the lower bowel to increase peristaltic movements by irritating the colonic mucosa. Diosmin is a semisynthetic drug (modification of hesperidin) typically a phlebotrophic medication used in treatment of venous disease. Technically, these medications should have no effect on the efficacy of birth control pills. ...Read more
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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 more
I was on birth control forgot to take the pill one day, day after that had unprotected sex and I'm taking antibiotic " Nitrofurantoin" so I was panicking and took the pill " take action " am I still in risk of getting pregnant?
Low Risk: If you miss one birth-control pill, the best thing to do is to take it as soon as you remember, then take the next one at the regular time. If you don't remember until your next pill is due, take two at once. If you do this, your risk of pregnancy is very low. What you did will also keep your risk low but you may have some spotting. Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm 20 yr old virgin girl & want to kno about birth control pills available in india dat r safe & how to take them. I wanna b safe wen I do it.
I was on the birth control pills but I ran out and when my period came on it only lasted a day is that normal r do I need to worry?
I use birth control pills and my period is irregular and weak anyway. And it takes for more then ten days. What s wrong with me?
Pill side effects: In the first 1-3 months after starting birth control pills, irregular bleeding (termed "breakthrough bleeding" is common. For almost everyone, periods become very regular and predictable after that time. Write down the dates of bleeding, keep taking the pill at the same time daily (missed pills can cause irregular bleeding), and see your doctor if it persists beyond 3 months. ...Read more
Yes: All medications expire- ocps, like other meds, do not immediately become inactive on the expiry date, but effectiveness and safety diminish over time, and for such an important med it's an unacceptable risk to take expired pills. ...Read more
How the pill works: Most birth control pills are "combination pills" containing a combination of the hormones estrogen and Progesterone to prevent ovulation. The pill also works by thickening the mucus around the cervix, which makes it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus an fertilize any eggs that are there. Some of the hormones found in the pill sometimes make it difficult for an egg to attach to the wall. ...Read more
Nitrofurantoin is an antibiotic which is marketed under the following brand names; niftran, furadantin, (nitrofurantoin) furabid, macrobid, macrodantin, nitrofur mac, nitro macro, nifty-sr, martifur-mr, uro-tablinen or nifuretten (in germany), martifur-100 (in india), urantoin, nifuran (in macedonia) and uvamin (in middle east). It is usually used in treating urinary tract infection. It is often ...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
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