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Does azithromycin or a similar antibiotic delay your period?

Does azithromycin or a similar antibiotic delay your period?

Periods: Antibiotics should have no effect on your cycles. Even if you are on birth control it will not effect your cycles. ...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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Can antibiotics delay your period?

Can antibiotics delay your period?

No, they shouldn't : Antibiotics should not delay your period, although they do make birth control pills less effective, resulting in an increased risk of pregnancy ( which would delay your period). ...Read more

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Could antibiotics delay your period?

Could antibiotics delay your period?

Antibiotics: Don't usually cause a delay in menstrual period. However, the illness that the antibiotics are being used for might be the cause. ...Read more

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Help! can antibiotics delay your period?

Help! can antibiotics delay your period?

Don't normally : Anticipate that taking antibiotics will delay menstrual period. But, illness can. So, whatever condition is being treated with antibiotics may be impacting menses. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could antibiotics delay your period?

Please tell me, could antibiotics delay your period?

An antibiotic: Would not normally be a cause for your period to be delayed. ...Read more

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Will taking antibiotics delay your period?

Not usually.: But the illness for which you are taking the antibiotics might be the cause? ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection and heavy dosage of antibiotics delay your period? I am having symptoms of PMS but no period.. my period is 4 days late.

Can a sinus infection and heavy dosage of antibiotics delay your period? I am having symptoms of PMS but no period.. my period is 4 days late.

Delayed period.: Illness can delay period - but antibiotics shouldn't. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS) & Pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics delay your period if you are on the birth control pill?

Yes: Yes, but more importantly, they can INTERFERE with the EFFECTIVENESS of the contraceptive effect of your pill. Whenever I prescrive antibiotics for my female patients on the pilll, I counsel them to use a barrier method (condom) for contraceptiive purposes. For how long depends on how long you are on the antibiotic and where you are in your pill pack. Delived quite a few babies from this. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more