I saw a post about antibiotics canceling out birth control pill..If thats possible any one know if it could do that to depo? Im on antibiotics and on depo and have had sex with out a condom 10 times in 3 days.
Yes antibiotics can cancel out Depo. I was on Depo when I got pregnant with my youngest son. I was on antibiotics at the time I ovulated and according to my OB, the Depo was ineffective due to the medication and I was able to conceive. On the pamplet you get with the Depo Provera shot, if you pick it up from the pharmacy will tell you that Depo will become ineffective with antibiotics.
Antibiotics doesnt cancel out the Depo.. i recently had antibiotics and asked my doctor he said it didnt and i also was having unprotected sex and im fine! An yeah because its in your blood stream your fine!
Once again it sucks that the pharmaceutical companies are publishing false information. However, they were correct in my case. You would think the companies that actually manufacture the drug would have more information than google, but I guess not. Good job researching Amy.
Hi have been on depo for about 6 months now, and have recently found I had contracted PID from untreated chalmydia which despite being tested regularly had gone undetected. I have been having lots of pain and bleeding for months now and have been on loads of antibiotics, it seems to be confusing the GU Clinic as they just keep saying lets try another type of antibiotic last time I went in the gave me a shot of antibiotics and 3 different courses to take over a matter of weeks. None of this has been helping and now I am getting Orange discharge, from the internet it implies this means I am pregnant could this be possible? surely they would have noticed with all the tests they have been giving me at the clinic?
According to the National Library of Medicine (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.
ids=12286999&dopt=Abstract), there is no known interaction with Depo Provera and any form of antibiotics; however, antibiotics do affect NuvaRing and Norplant users. Depo Provera is prescribed for long-term broad-spectrum antibiotic users on a regular basis because of this. However, it is apparently the only chemical birth control that reacts to antibiotics this way, so if you are on the pill or any other chemical birth control, you will need to use alternate methods of contraception if you are taking antibiotics.
I checked the link in the previous comment and it does not work. However, I did search by the article ID (12286999) and found an article only related to Depo, and the article was written long before the creation of the NuvaRing. There are several studies in the last 5-7 years that I found on NCBI's website that have shown no effect of amoxycillin and doxycycline on the effectiveness of the NuvaRing. The hormones are delivered in a way that allows them to bypass the liver immediately, reducing the metabolism of the hormones. Several other studies have proven that antibiotics do not even effect oral contraceptives, as is popularly believed. Research is a very useful tool when used appropriately.
Ok I have been on Depo for 3 yrs never missing a shot and in Sept I was put on Amoxocillin and told by the pharmasist that it can effect birth control. I did reserch 0nline and it said I was safe and couldnt get pregnate so I asked the dr when I went in for my lasted shot and she said the same thing and I got the shot. Now I have heartburn,I have thrown up and I am very moody, just like the 2 times I was pregnate. What am I to believe now?
/sigh Antibiotics CAN affect birth control. Whether they do or not is a different story. Because we are all different chemically and biologically, what affects one person may not affect another the same way. Typically antibiotics SHOULD NOT affect Depo users, because it is using mainly progesterone as a means of contraception and not estrogen or estradol, which antibiotics will reduce the amount in your body. That doesn't mean 100% of people on depo will not get pregnant if they take antibiotics. There's always the one person or those few people whose antibiotics caused a reaction that inevitably messed with their depo and they got pregnant. This is why pharmaceutical companies warn of this, it's called cover your a** in case sh** (This is also the reason why we have warning labels on things like shampoo).
Like I said we are all different and have different chemical reactions in our bodies. Be on the safe side if you are that worried and use a secondary method.
i'm three pills in my metronidazole prescription and just had unprotected sex with my partner.i'm wondering if i should be concerned with possible pregnancy because i have overlapping birth control methods. i didn't like the shot so my doctor has started me on a oral contraceptive.
i don't know if its early enough to just stop taking the metronidazole. or if the two BC methods have me in the clear