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Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) and birth control, is this okay?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) and birth control, is this okay?

Need back up: Antibiotics decrease the effectiveness of some birth controls. When taking antibiotics always use a back method. ...Read more

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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Is it ok to take nitrofurantoin (macrodantin) and birth control?

Is it ok to take nitrofurantoin (macrodantin) and birth control?

Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin): It is safe to take both medications unless you have an allergy to one or the other. ...Read more

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Does nitrofurantoin mono 100 mg affect tri sectra birth control?

Does nitrofurantoin mono 100 mg affect tri sectra birth control?

Should be fine: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...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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I have a uti. Will nitrofurantoin mono affect my birth control?

I have a uti. Will nitrofurantoin mono affect my birth control?

Should be fine: These medications are not known to not negatively interact, so taking them together should be fine. ...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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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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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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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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Finished weeks worth of Nitrofurantoin for UTI. When can I have sex again (on birth control)? How long should I wait?

Finished weeks worth of Nitrofurantoin for UTI. When can I have sex again (on birth control)? How long should I wait?

Anytime. ..: You may start coitus whenever you feel suiting to act. Of course, certain few females are prone to develop UTI, but unpredictably. How to handle voiding symptoms, sex-related UTI, etc.? The is beyond a 400-letter space can do. So, seek evaluation/counseling timely, or contact www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode to login. ...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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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

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I took macrobid for 5 days during my placebo week of my birth control. I only took it during the placebo week. Am I still protected?

I took macrobid for 5 days during my placebo week of my birth control. I only took it during the placebo week. Am I still protected?

No worries!: Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®) and other antibiotics have no effect on birth control pills. There is slight risk with a few antibiotics, e.g. rifampin (mostly used against tuberculsosis). You needn't worry at all. See https://www. Drugs. Com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control. Html ...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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I am on beyaz for birth control. I started taking Macrobid for a urinary tract infection on thursday. Will it affect the effectiveness of the beyaz?

I am on beyaz for birth control. I started taking Macrobid for a urinary tract infection on thursday. Will it affect the effectiveness of the beyaz?

It could: Antibiotics have shown to affect contraceptive coverage. It was not Macrobid that was studied, but it is still advisable to use other forms of birth control when antibiotics are used. ...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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more