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Does Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) make the birth control tri Linyah ineffective?

Does Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) make the birth control tri Linyah ineffective?

No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is an antibiotic, and the current thinking is that it does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. The birth control pills should work with the same high level of effectiveness, with or without Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). ...Read more

Dr. Allan Walkey
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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more


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Hi, do antibiotics such as cefuroxime axetil (ceftin) or the "Z-pak" (azithromyacin) affect Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control's effectiveness??

Hi, do antibiotics such as cefuroxime axetil (ceftin) or the "Z-pak" (azithromyacin) affect Ocella (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control's effectiveness??

Rare problem: The whole business about antibiotics interfering with hormonal contraceptives (pills, inserts, etc) is largely an urban myth. It can happen, but is very rare. Neither of these antibiotics taken as usual (a few days to a couple of weeks) is likely to be a problem, I wouldn't worry about it. But if you're nervous, also use condoms while taking them and for a week after the last dose. ...Read more

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Zithromax z pack side effects?

Zithromax z pack side effects?

Gastrointestinal: The most common side effects people taking a z-pak experience are nausea and diarrhea. As many as 10% of people who take it get these symptoms. Second most common (about 2%) are itching, rash, crampy abdominal pain, vomiting and lack of appetite. ...Read more

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Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Does ciprofloxacin affect the birth control ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo?

Antibiotics , pill: There is a slight chance of making the oral contraceptive not as effective while on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Z pac (azythromycin) and decadron (dexamethasone)?

Usually O.K.: Has been some recent press showing z-pac may increase risk of heart attack.Mixing with decahedron(a steroid) is not a problem. ...Read more

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Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Used cefixime, gemifloxacin, Enoxacin sesquihydrate, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, sulfamethoxazole & trimethoprim, sparfloxacin still UTI frm 5 years.

Go to Urologist: I assume you have have been tested for all organisms and taken the appropriate amount of antibiotics for time as directed by the Doctor who gave them to you. Plumbing problem. You may have a Vesicoureteral reflux the retrograde passage of urine from the bladder into the upper urinary tract. This can be diagnosed by either a contrast voiding cystourethrogram or radionuclide cystogram. ...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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Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Is amoxicillin / clavulanate same as bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination sulfa antibiotic composed of two antibiotics: trimethprim and sulfamethoxazole. ...Read more

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Will Prednisone affect birthcontrol, Tri Sprintec?

Will Prednisone affect birthcontrol, Tri Sprintec?

Probably not: There is no interaction found between steroids and birth control pills. The most common interactions come from some antibiotics,dilantin, phenobarbital and other barbituates, primidone, topirimate, carbamazepine, rifampin and St Johns Wort. If you have any questions with other medications consult with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can sulfa antibiotics ie. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) affect oral birth control?

Yes: Any antibiotic can cause absorption issues with ocp's and render them ineffective. One should always ask about medications use with ocp's and the medication's effect on the ocp. If in doubt, use a back up method (comdon, foam, film etc) and talk to your pcp/gyn about it. Don't risk it! the price may be too high to pay! ...Read more

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I am taking Gianvi(birth control generic for yaz). Will Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Cephalexin, or a zpack effect my birth control?

I am taking Gianvi(birth control generic for yaz). Will Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Cephalexin, or a zpack effect my birth control?

BCP interaction: Hi, Yes, most Antibiotics could decrease the efficacy of birth control pill, therefore while on Antibiotics better use other measures like condom. ...Read more

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Levoquin and zpack with birth control?

Levoquin and zpack with birth control?

I am not sure if : You are implying you are taking levoquin and z pack at sametime, as birth control. I see no reason to take both those antibiotics simultaneously. ...Read more

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Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

Stronger cephalosporin than ceftriaxone against e coli, maybe cefepime, ceftazidime or cefpirome

How sensitive are u?: The strength of an antibiotic is measured by how active it is against a specific organism. For the right bug, plain old penicillin may be the 'strongest'. The most important thing to know is the sensitivity or susceptibilities of your bacteria. If your infection is not responding to ceftriaxone, odds are it is resistant to all cephalosporins. Some remain susceptible to cefepeme but not all. ...Read more

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Does nitrofuran monohyd macro make beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) the birthcontrol pills less effective ?

Does nitrofuran monohyd macro make beyaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol and levomefolate) the birthcontrol pills less effective ?

Nitrofurantoin &: Other common antibiotics like penicillin , Amoxicillin , sulfa, tetracycline, Rifampin cause a decrease in effectiveness of bcp by increasing its metabolism by the liver. So it's advisable to do a back up means of contraception - withdrawal, condoms. ( pls read link below). ...Read more

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Does Zithromax affect the birth control , Tri Sprintec?

Does Zithromax affect the birth control , Tri Sprintec?

Oral contraceptives : in general many antibiotics can decrease oral contraceptive efficacy and barrier contraception such as condoms should be used while taking antibiotics ...Read more

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Tri Pak (Definition)

Tri-Pak is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Macrolide Antibiotic (Definition)

Macrolides are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more