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Should I worry About a back up method while on Nitrofurantoin for UTI? The BC im on is Junel fe 1/20

Should I worry About a back up method while on Nitrofurantoin for UTI? The BC im on is Junel fe 1/20

Not needed: You won't need a back up method with nitrofurantoin. If it makes you feel better, use condoms for now until you are done your course of antibiotics

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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


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If I️ have been on the bcp junel fe 1.5/30 for a year and took nitrofurantoin for 5 days was my birth control affected or was I️ protected?

If I️ have been on the bcp junel fe 1.5/30 for a year and took nitrofurantoin for 5 days was my birth control affected or was I️ protected?

B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics (such as nitrofurantoin and many others) do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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On Nitrofurantoin. Last day is Tuesday (apr 19). When should I take Fluconazole for yeast infection? Also on birth control (Junel fe 1/20)

On Nitrofurantoin. Last day is Tuesday (apr 19). When should I take Fluconazole for yeast infection? Also on birth control (Junel fe 1/20)

Not clear yet: You don't take an antibiotic to "head them off at the pass". Hopefully you won't develop a yeast infection. If you do then there are several approaches to dealing with it and discuss it with your doc. ...Read more

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Will ‘nitrofurantoin’ counteract my birth control ‘Blisovi 24 Fe’?

Will ‘nitrofurantoin’ counteract my birth control ‘Blisovi 24 Fe’?

It could: "Antibiotics such as nitrofurantoin may reduce the effects of ethinyl estradiol in some women. If you are using ethinyl estradiol for birth control, you may be at increased risk for pregnancy or breakthrough bleeding." May need to use back up birth control method. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1724-0, 1044-17612 ...Read more

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Does Nitrofurantoin Mono: MCR 100MG affect birth control? I'm on Blisovi 24 Fe.

Does Nitrofurantoin Mono: MCR 100MG affect birth control? I'm on Blisovi 24 Fe.

B.C. stays effective: The current thinking is that except for rifampin, other commonly-used antibiotics (such as nitrofurantoin and many others) do not alter the effectiveness of birth control pills. This is likely presuming a person is not sick with vomiting or diarrhea, or some other condition that decreases the absorption of a swallowed pill. One can look up: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12063491 ...Read more

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Was on Junel Fe 1-20 5 mos and now on Junel Fe 1.5-30 2 mos due to irregular bleeding. 3 mos of worse migraine, pain, and bleeding. Why?

Was on Junel Fe 1-20 5 mos and now on Junel Fe 1.5-30 2 mos due to irregular bleeding. 3 mos of worse migraine, pain, and bleeding. Why?

More estrogen: The Estrogen dose is a little higher on this pill. (30mcg). That helps stabilize the endometrium and can potentially help control irregular bleeding, but it is correlated with nausea, headaches, breast pain, and even heavier periods (but hopefully on-time periods). If the hormones aren't helping your bleeding, consider seeing a GYN doc for a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm on my 2nd wk of my 3rd mth of Junel-fe taking continuously to skip periods. I have heavy breakthrough bleeding everyday. How can I make it stop?

I'm on my 2nd wk of my 3rd mth of Junel-fe taking continuously to skip periods. I have heavy breakthrough bleeding everyday. How can I make it stop?

Have a period: Using birth control pills continuously will often lead to breakthrough bleeding. Once you have a period the bleeding should stop. A higher dose birth control pill may decrease the breakthrough bleeding, or you can use other methods to avoid periods if you need to. ...Read more

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Hi, I started noticing acne when I got my new (and 3rd) IUD this year. I had it removed and am now on Junel fe OTC. 3 months, still have acne. Advice?

Hi, I started noticing acne when I got my new (and 3rd) IUD this year. I had it removed and am now on Junel fe OTC. 3 months, still have acne. Advice?

Yes: You have 2 issues, contraception, and acne. The 1st one can be addressed many ways including hormonally and your doc has not done so to your satisfaction. There are multiple methods of birth control and discuss your dissatisfaction with your present one and why. Two, there are numerous good medicines that treat acne quite well. If he feels out of his depth see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've taken junel fe 24 BC for 2 yrs I accidentally took2 pills on the same day, 2 weeks ago & my breasts have been sore an gotten bigger ever since?

I've taken junel fe 24 BC for 2 yrs I accidentally took2 pills on the same day, 2 weeks ago & my breasts have been sore an gotten bigger ever since?

Not related: Taking two birth control pills one time would only cause symptoms for a few hours. The affect would not last for two weeks. If you are concerned bout breast pain consider viewing the Healthtap topic page on breast pain where many frequently asked questions have been addressed. ...Read more

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Would switching birth controls microgestin fe 1/20 to junel fe 1/20 have any effects on me?

Would switching birth controls microgestin fe 1/20 to junel fe 1/20 have any effects on me?

Yes and No: Yes in that it will provide contraceptive effect. No in that it won't have any other effects. The two brands are basically the same. ...Read more

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Does 100mg of nitrofuratin x2 a day effect my birth control of junel fe 1.5/30?

Does 100mg of nitrofuratin x2 a day effect my birth control of junel fe 1.5/30?

Possible: Any use of antibiotics during a birth control cycle can potentially decrease the effectiveness for that month. I always recommend some backup (condoms) during the current cycle just to be safe. ...Read more

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Taken Junel Fe x 17 days qd however not always at consistent time. Had unprotected intercourse yesterday. Do I need Plan B?

Taken Junel Fe x 17 days qd however not always at consistent time. Had unprotected intercourse yesterday. Do I need Plan B?

NoIf TakingPills: If you have been taking Birth Control pills daily then you don't need planB. But if you have missed certain days then it is ok to take planB ...Read more

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I’ve been on Junel Fe 1/20 BC for about 2 years now. Could that be the cause of vag. Dryness? . No infections. & Safe way to get more estrogen?

I’ve been on Junel Fe 1/20 BC for about 2 years now. Could that be the cause of vag. Dryness? . No infections. & Safe way to get more estrogen?

Evaluation: If you are 20 years old and on birth control pills then it is highly unlikely that you are suffering from a lack of estrogen. This is not likely the cause of vaginal dryness. Consider an over the counter product like Replens or Prevaleaf Oasis. An Obgyn can do an exam and make sure there is not an infection ...Read more

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Recently switched from Junel Fe to Microgestin Fe. I have been on Microgestin Fe for over two months now and haven't had a period. Is this normal?

Recently switched from Junel Fe to Microgestin Fe. I have been on Microgestin Fe for over two months now and haven't had a period. Is this normal?

Yes: Microgestin Is a very low dose pill. It still provides contraception but the low dose of estrogen means very little stimulation for growth of the uterine lining. This means there is little to slough of with your period and your periods may be light spotting or not noticeable. ...Read more

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Will a combined birth control (junel fe 1.5 30) be less effective if you take it a couple hours apart? For example one day, 6am. The next 930. Am..

Unlikely: While it's a very good practice to be consistent with your pill taking, the combined pill i'd potent enough that a few hour delay in administration is not going to have a substantially negative effect on efficacy. Progestin only pills however require same time daily administration. ...Read more

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How can one use junel fe as the morning after pill? Is it four-five pills at once? Also, should one normally continue taking the pill after doing this

How can one use junel fe as the morning after pill? Is it four-five pills at once? Also, should one normally continue taking the pill after doing this

Plan B: If intercourse was within 72 hours you consider taking plan b. Ella (ulipristal acetate) is another brand that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse. Plan b is a high dose of birth control to disrupt the hormonal patterns to delay or prevent ovulation. Abnormal bleeding after is common. Check preg test in 10 days. If you are already on birth control you don't need it. ...Read more

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