(Closed) Antibiotics and birth control?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would use backup just incase! It’s okay to have sex just if you are taking pills and antibiotics at the same time its risky. If you are on a new pack of pills and are no longer taking antibiotics (have not taken them with any of the new pills) then you should be fine.


Post # 4
1780 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

use back up! many antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives!

Post # 5
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

Just going by my family….that is how my sister was concieved so definitely use condoms, pull-out method, the sponge, or whatever you’re comfortable with.

My mom had a ear infection and decided to take antibiotics on her pill. She wasn’t planning to get pregnant for another year as she just lost a bunch of weight and was content for the time being. She unexpectedly didn’t get her period and found you weren’t supposed to take it because it alters the effectiveness.

I have minocycline on me right now that specifically says certain ones alter it and to ask your pharmacist/doctor before taking it. 

Post # 6
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@brandybelle:  I would wait until you’re off the Cipro and maybe a week into the next pack of pills just to be sure.


Post # 7
298 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Prairie Production- Chicago (loft)

Finish the antibiotics but continue taking your BC…finish that pack, and then start a new one. I would use backup for at least a week. If I were you I would use back up for two weeks afterwards. Im paranoid and with graduate school in my future I dont want to risk it.

Post # 8
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Call your pharmacist or your Dr.

And good lawd, 107?!?!?!!?  I thought 105 was the max!!  You poooor thing. 

Post # 9
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Many antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.  Keep taking the birth control pills, but use a backup method of birth control for a couple of weeks.

Post # 10
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Use condoms if you can for a few more weeks.

Post # 11
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would defiantly use a back up. Two of my cousins got pregnant when taking antibiotics and birth control…but that is just my family.

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