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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?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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For how long does nitrofurantn effect birth control pills?

For how long does nitrofurantn effect birth control pills?

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

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Can you take Coumadin (warfarin) & birth control pills together?

Can you take Coumadin (warfarin) & birth control pills together?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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 (

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

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Is it possible for you to amoxicillin birth control pills and ibprophen together?

Is it possible for you to amoxicillin birth control pills and ibprophen together?

You can but: You can but Amoxicillin can interact with birthcontro; pills and it is controvercial and it is recommended by some to use a back up contraception like condom. You should discuss with your prescribing doctor you should use a back up contraception. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins be taken together with birth control pills?

Can prenatal vitamins be taken together with birth control pills?

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

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Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.

Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.

Yes: The levothyroxine is just a replacement for something normal people make in their thyroid gland. The pill mimics hormones your body would make if you were pregnant, preventing ovulation (egg release) so you don't conceive. They work together naturally. ...Read more

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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?

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?

?: If u miss a pill do not take all of them at once to Make up. Yor pills have inf in the package to tell how many to, take if u miss pills.? On risk of pregnancy now. May want to add a barrier method for now. ...Read more

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What happens if take birth control pills and pills for breast enlargement together?

What happens if take birth control pills and pills for breast enlargement together?

Breast Growth Pills: I know of no FDA approved pills specifically given for breast enlargment. It is true that in many women birth control pills do cause endlargment of your breasts. See the advice of your OB/GYN doctor. ...Read more

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Birth control pills and Zetia (ezetimibe) -- can they be taken together?

Yes: There does not appear to be any drug interactions between Zetia (ezetimibe) and oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Was prescribed to take senna and diosmin. Also taking birth control pills. Will taking these together cause me any problems?

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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Will the antibiotic nitrofurantoin affect my birth control pill?

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

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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?

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

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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'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.

Should be safe: You should see your doctor tog etbirth control pills prescribed. And take them as instructed, try not miss any dose. As you want to be safe your partner should use condom to avoid pregnancy and infection. ...Read more

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Daily intake of birth control pills by diabetic man what r the side effects and is it effects his fertility? And sometimes he takes too much dose also

Why?: Why would a man take birth control pills? They are not for men. They do not provide birth control for men. They could cause harm. Unless you are undergoing transgender surgery men should not take female hormones. ...Read more

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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 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?

Don't worry!: It is not at all unusual for your menstrual cycle to be a little off when going on or off birth control pills, and not all women respond the same. Things like weight, stress, exercise level etc can also affect your cycle. Worrying only makes things worse! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do birth control pills expire?

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

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Can birth control pills go bad?

Yes: Check the expiration date - if they are expired, then use condoms until you get a new prescription. ...Read more

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How do birth control pills work?

How do birth control pills work?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Nitrofurantoin (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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