(Closed) When can we have sex?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

that doesn’t seem right…I would call and clarify

Post # 4
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know the answer to your question, but you could always call your pharmacist and ask, they’d probably be able to answer better/quicker than your doctor for your specific brand, etc..

Post # 5
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I usually wait at least 7 days after the antibiotics are over with for the BC to be effective.  Has worked for me so far.

Post # 6
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would definitely look at the insert from the pharmacy and/or call and talk to the pharmacist.  There are only some antibiotics that decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control.

Post # 7
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would double check.  Or just tell Fiance to suck it up and use a condom a couple of times Wink

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I thought it was 30 days….hmmm….

Post # 9
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I spoke to my dermatologist recently because she has me on antibiotics and I am on the pill and I told her I was worried about it killing the effectiveness of the pill…she said that it hasn’t been proven to kill the effectiveness of BC. She said there was only 1 antibiotic that does (something I had never heard of). I have also been told by another doctor at some point in my life that if only lowers the effectiveness by 3%.

Post # 10
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I always thought you were supposed to wait 7 days after the end of the antibiotics for any potential decrease in effectiveness to have normalized.

Post # 11
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Well you should be done the antibiotics for sure, and then I believe you have to wait about a week (at least) until you can have unprotected sex again.

Post # 12
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs.SplatterPaint: My doctor told me the same exact thing.  And that they pretty much never even prescribe that medicine anymore so people don’t have to worry about it anymore.

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