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Will an antibiotic effect the efficiency of my nuvaring?

Will an antibiotic effect the efficiency of my nuvaring?

Use backup method: Most of the time it will be safe to use any antibiotics while using the nuvaring. It is known that nafcillin (penicillin family) can increase the metabolism of the contraceptive (estrogen) and therefore make it less reliable. You should always be using backup contraception such as barrier method while using NuvaRing or the pill. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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I have the nuvaring for birth control I been taking antibiotics with it does this decrease efficiency and would it work if I stop using the antibiocs ?

I have the nuvaring for birth control
I been taking antibiotics with it does this decrease efficiency and would it work if I stop using the antibiocs ?

Birth control: it is true that taking birth control with antibiotics can increase your chances of getting pregnant. You should use an additional form of birth control like condoms during the next few weeks of the antibiotics. Protection should return to normal after a few weeks off the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does UTI antibiotics affect nuvaring?

Does UTI antibiotics affect nuvaring?

Probably no, Nuvarin: Nuvaring for f/p and do please che3ck with product information for details. Usually Ampicillin group have reports may decrease pills effectiveness. ...Read more

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Will i get oregnant if i just got off the nuvaring and taking the antibiotic levofloxacin?

Will i get oregnant if i just got off the nuvaring and taking the antibiotic levofloxacin?

Unlikely: No birth control is 100% effective anyway, but the nuvaring, if used correctly, is very effective. Levofloxacin does not interfere with how well the NuvaRing works. ...Read more

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I am using the nuvaring and I am taking antibiotics for an uti, does the ring is affected?

No: This antibiotic is safe and you need to make no change. Another antibiotic, rifaximin, is the only antibiotic that decreases nuvaring's effectiveness. Other medications decrease effectiveness & include seizure drugs carbamazepine, phenytoin, primidone, & phenobarbital, herbal medicine, st. John’s wort & HIV drug ritonavir. Yeast medicine Miconazole increases NuvaRing hormone levels. ...Read more

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Im on nuvaring had it in for 3 weeks started taking amoxicillin so i had my period for 5 days just finished the antibiotic and bleeding again why?

Im on nuvaring had it in for 3 weeks started taking amoxicillin so i had my period for 5 days just finished the antibiotic and bleeding again why?

Go back to doctor: This cannot be diagnosed on the internet without a full history and exam. Go see the doctor who prescribed the Amoxicillin and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Nuvaring (Definition)

Nuvaring is a small silastic flexible hormonally embedded device that allows resorption of its hormone intravaginally over 3 ...Read more