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If I take e-mycin (anitbiotic), will it make my mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD less effective?
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Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology
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In brief: Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD
Iuds work by changing the environment of the uterus, thickening the mucus so that sperm are less likely to fertilize an egg, and also by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall.
Little research has been done on the lack of effectiveness of iud's when used with an antibiotic.

In brief: Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD
Iuds work by changing the environment of the uterus, thickening the mucus so that sperm are less likely to fertilize an egg, and also by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine wall.
Little research has been done on the lack of effectiveness of iud's when used with an antibiotic.
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