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Z Pack Birth Control
Will taking z pack after having unprotected sex affect the birth control I took prior to taking the zpack?
Risk minimal: Azithromycin may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal birth control tablets although the risk is small. To be safe it is recommended that another method of birth control (eg condoms) be used for the time you are taking the antibiotics and then for another 7 days. Check with your doctor if you are unsure. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
I'm On birth control and was on a z pack. I had un protected sex a week and a few days ago I've had spotting for the past 4 days what's going on?
Z-pak yes: A Z-pak alone can certainly interfere with bcp's. Use protection until the start of the next cycle. ...Read more
What happens if I finished my z pack yesterday and am taking seasonal as birth control is it safe to have sex without a bac?
Sex: Not certain what you mean by Vac. Let's do 2nd opinion to figure out. ...Read more
Took a z-pack during my period week. Period ended the 27th, z-pack ended the 1st. Started normal birth control on the 28th. Had sex 4th. Pregnant?
Don't know: I had trouble tracking all this info. But one thing did stick out - if your started oral contraceptives on the 28th and then went on to have sex on the 4th (; it was not your period) then you were likely not protected. Some oral contraceptives need to be taken for a month before they are fully effective. Other contraceptives can be started on day #1 of period. Sounds like you didn't use backup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took azithromycin the first week of a new pack of birth control on the third week had sex without a condom was i protected?
No: The med was likely out of your system or at such a low level it would not protect you from a reinfection. Try using condoms if your active.It will not prevent all STD's but gives you at least partial protection.I hope you understand that chlamydia can go infect your Fallopian tubes and render you functionally sterile. ...Read more
Should I take plan b if I had sex without a condom the third week of a new pack
I took azithromycin in the first week of a new pack of birth control ?
Not if on BC a while: A woman who takes birth control (BC) pills correctly, and is beyond her first pack of pills, has contraception (protection against pregnancy) every day. That means she can have sex every day, and not get pregnant. It means she has NO fertile days, as long as she takes the pills correctly. (Of course, any woman of child-bearing age, having sex, CAN get pregnant... the possibility is always there.) ...Read more
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
It is best to use backup method of BC along with your pill for the whole cycle during which you took the antibiotic.
Many think only broad spectrum antibiotics will decrease the effectiveness of BCPs.
However, using an additional method of BC during the current cycle will give you reassurance. ...Read more
No: it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi. Does azithromycin affect the pill cerazette? I took 4 azithromycin 2 weeks ago and don't know how long this could impact on my birth control.
Had unprotected sex three days after stopping azithromycin, never stopped taking birth control, should I be protected since I did it while not taking?
Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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