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Penicillin And Nuvaring
Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat. Will that affect my Nexplanon birth control?
I'm on the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and taking a antibiotic (Sulfamethoxazole). Can I get pregnant?
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: No the antibiotics will not decrease the effectiveness of the Mirena (levonorgestrel). But like any contraceptive method, the IUD does have a low baseline rate of pregnancy. So yes you may get pregnant (very low risk) but if you do, it won't be because of the antibiotics. ...Read more
Been taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. Missed 3 or 4 days of taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm having vaginal bleeding? Normal?
Call your doctor: It is not good to miss doses of your antibiotic when treating strep throat. You risk getting rheumatic heart disease. You must take all 10 days and may have to start again, ask your doctor about it. And an antibiotic can cause irregular periods. If irregularity persists through your next cycle or two, see your doc about this, too. ...Read more
On Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for strep throat and also taking Lo Loestrin Fe. A few hours after taking birth control,I start bleeding vaginally.Breakthrough bleeding?
I'm on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) TID, Topriamate daily, and Nuvaring. Should I be concerned about the antibiotic or topiramate decreasing Nuvaring's effectiveness?
Maybe: A liver enzyme known as CYP3A4 is more active when taking topiramate, and this results in faster metabolism of the Nuvaring hormone. This MAY decrease the contraceptive efficacy. Antibiotics affect contraceptive efficacy only for pill-contraceptives. One can trust the judgement of a gynecologist with experience using Nuvaring for patients on topiramate. ...Read more
Can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (amoxicillin generic) 24hrs after plan b pill and still have the pill be as effective?
Yes: Neither Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) nor amoxicillin (the two are different types of antibiotics) should alter the effectiveness of Plan B. Taking Plan B or other emergency contraception pills can alter the timing or quality of the current menstrual cycle bleeding and perhaps the upcoming cycle. One should check a urine pregnancy 3 weeks after taking Plan B, as Plan B works most of the time but not all of the time. ...Read more
I'm on NexPlanon and recently started taking azithromycin. Will the antibiotic cause the birth control stop working?
Will my birth control pill be effected from antibiotics I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and the antibiotic is amoxicillin ran act 500mg?
Do antibiotics affect birth control, specifically IUDs? I'm on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and have a Mirena IUD.
Not to worry: All IUDs prevent pregnancy, and antibiotics don't interfere with them. Mirena (levonorgestrel) combines the usual action of an IUD with the hormonal effects of the progesterone-type drug included with it. A few antibiotics can affect the hormone's effectiveness, but most won't, including ciprofloxacin. ...Read more
Im allergic to penicillin and erythromycine, can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Yes but for what?: Yes. You can take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) as it is a sulfa drug and different class of drug from penicillin and erythromycin. The real question is for what condition do you want to take? Because the causative organisms for specific diseases may be virus, bacteria, fungus or parasite and the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a magic bullet for all. See your doctorwho would tailor the antibiotic according to organism & sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started new pack sprintec bc the day i started 10-day augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).24hrs after finished augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) had sex and condom broke.Could i be pregnant? Plan b?
Is it safe to take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and amoxicillin together? Taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a uti, amoxicillin for an infection after wisdom teeth removal iam 19yo male
Usually Yes: It seems the medications are treating 2 different things. If they were prescribed by the same doctor then he/she is aware and made the choice for specific reasons. If they were prescribed by 2 different doctors let your primary doctor know about it. He/she may be able to switch you to a single antibiotic to cover both conditions. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and clindamycin effect my birth control implant?
No effect: 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