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Can UTI antibiotics effect oral contraceptives?

Can UTI antibiotics effect oral contraceptives?

No, this used to be: More of a concern, but careful study has shown that the common oral antibiotics that we take do not reduce the effectiveness of oc's. One medicine called "rifampin" may be an exception but it is not commonly used. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Does terbinafine reduce efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Does terbinafine reduce efficacy of oral contraceptives?

Possibly progestogen: If you are using prostegon-only bcp, then use barrier contraception during terbinafine use plus 2 days after stopping terbunafine as a precaution. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more

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Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) antibiotic mouth rinse decrease my birth control effectiveness?

Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) antibiotic mouth rinse decrease my birth control effectiveness?

No effect: Since Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinse and it is not swallowed there is not a full body exposure to this drug. It does not get into your bloodstream. It does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control. ...Read more

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How is oral contraceptive containing estrogen containdicated to antibiotic?

How is oral contraceptive containing estrogen containdicated to antibiotic?

Lower effectiveness: Certain medicines as well as certain herbs increase the speed that oral contraceptives are cleared from the body, decreasing effectiveness. Things most likely to do this are: Antibiotics such as Rifampin and Grseofulvin; anticonvulsants such as dilantin, Phenobarbital and tegretol; even St John's Wart. Check with your doctor to see if you need to use a back-up method. ...Read more

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Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics would work?

Oral thrush after oral sex, antibiotics would work?

See below: If you actually have oral thrush and you have not been on steroids (oral of inhaled), are not under chemotherapy then you have a problem with your immune system and need to be checked for immune related issues asap. ...Read more

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Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

Does ceflox an antibiotic interacts with my oral contraceptive?

No risk, no worry: It used to be common advice that antibiotics can interfere with hormonal contraceptives. It was always theoretical with little actual proof, and current evidence indicates no such problem except sometimes with rifampin, an uncommonly used antibiotic. See https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics-and-birth-control.html ...Read more

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Can i take diflucan (fluconazole) oral pill for vaginal trush with levlen ED contraceptive pill will it effect the bcp plz?

Can i take diflucan (fluconazole)  oral pill for vaginal trush with levlen ED contraceptive pill will it effect the bcp plz?

Very rarely: Class 3: risk of interaction appears small relative to typical benefits of concomitant use effect: a low daily dose of Fluconazole (50 mg/day) does not appear to affect blood levels of ethinyl estradiol. Or levonorgestrel. Based on multiple studies, there is a net increase in ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel levels. Individual women had decreases in blood levels of ethinyl Estradiol and levono. ...Read more

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Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Can canestan oral antifungal pill cure oral thrush on tongue?

Not a good choice: Even though canestan is an antifungal, it would not be the drug of choice for oral thrush. If you have thrush-like symptoms on your tongue, you should see your dentist or physician, because there are several different medications used to treat this yeast-like fungus, depending on the severity of the thrush, your own health, and your immune strength. It would not be wise to treat this yourself. ...Read more

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What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

What is the combined oral contraceptive pill?

Combination OC: It refers to the 'usual' kinds of birth control pills; those containing both estrogen (17-beta estradiol) and a synthetic progestin. Non-combination pills (used to be called a mini-pill) contain progestin only. ...Read more

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Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Most popular brand of oral contraceptive?

Popular bcps: There are so many "popular" brands. There are geographic differences with some brands more popular in certain location than others. Depending on marketing, word of mouth, provider familiarity, price and availability. ...Read more

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Is it okay to continue taking oral contraceptives after oral surgery?

Is it okay to continue taking oral contraceptives after oral surgery?

Yes: If you are prescribed antibiotics postoperatively, you may want to ask if the antibiotic prescribed can or will affect your oral contraceptive. ...Read more

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Can propanolol affect oral contraceptives?

Not reported: I don't believe Propranolol has any interaction with oral contraception. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Ortho Tri Cyclen (Definition)

Ethinyl estradiol|norgestimate is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more