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When Does Apri Become Effective
Is it true that birth control can become less effective when taking antibiotics? And if so how much less effective?
Double your pleasure: When you try to double your pill taking pleasure by taking the oral contraceptive pill and antibiotic pill at the same time, the antibiotic will be preferentially absorbed and the oral contraceptive not. Thus, the BC pill is less effective and pregnancies can and do occur. ...Read more
Is the monthly Lupron (leuprolide) shot an effective birth control method? If so when does it become effective?
Is effective quickly: Lupron (leuprolide) injections usually will effectively interfere with your hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian functions, prevent ovulation and therefore reduce your risks of pregnancy. In most cases, hormonal effects probably begin promptly within a few days after the injection. Lupron (leuprolide) is not a recommended contraceptive; it is also expensive, has other indications and has some potential long term side effects. ...Read more
7 days: Most doctors recommend 7 days of birth control pills before having unprotected intercourse. Even with pills, there is still a 4-6% chance of pregnancy over course of a year. If miss 1 pill, take that pill immediately the next day with that days pill. If miss 2 days pills, take 3 pills and use back up method until you get your period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sounds ok: If a person has a good reason to take sulfamethoxazole, is not allergic to it, and is not having vomiting or diarrhea, the sulfamethoxazole should work just as well, whether or not Plan B is taken. Also, if she has a good reason to take Plan B, and is not having vomiting or diarrhea, the Plan B should work normally, regardless of her use of antibiotics. She should do a pregnancy test in 3 weeks. ...Read more
How long after taking the birth control pill does it become effective. I am taking the brand alesse if that matters.
What did your gyn sa: Say that is one of the main things he or she should have told u, you should use backup for the first pack, by the time u get to the placebo pills at the end u should be protected but if u are 18 and not married you should be using condoms also to protect against stds that i see everyday in my offcie. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will diflucan (fluconazole) affect sprintec bc? And if it does how long until the bc is affective again?
Depends...: Birth control pills need to be taken every day to be effective. If the pill is started in the first five days of menstrual bleeding, it is effective immediately. If it is started any other time, you should use a back-up method until the next period. If you had unprotected intercourse, you can use emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy even when not on a regular pill. Best wishes! ...Read more
Pregnant : It usually depends on the person, the type of birth control and time they've been on it. It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If you don't want to get pregnant though, condom use should begin immediately after stopping birth control pills, just in case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, very unlikely: Check out http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/antibiotics-and-birth-control-pill & http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/in-depth/birth-control-pill/art-20045136?pg=2. Recent studies show that most antibiotics, aside from rifampin, will not affect effectiveness of birth control pills. Just remember to finish your antibiotics - don't save for next infection. And make him wrap it up. ...Read more
Use back up: Protection for the first month that you are taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Is it possible to ovulate on birth control when it is slightly ineffective? Like when you're taking topamax (topiramate)?
Yes: You can ovulate while taking bc pills. ...Read more
If I had unprotected sex less than 72 hours ago, does the Plan B pill still work and how effective would it be?
Can over time: Some antidepressants can lose its effectiveness over time. We are not quite sure why this happens. Usually med adjustments or change in meds can help. Could also be due to increased depression other medication interfering with present meds. Or a different underlying medical condition complicating things. See your PCP. For help ...Read more
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