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Do antibiotics affect depo birth control?

Do antibiotics affect depo birth control?

Neither antibiotics nor antiseizure medicines reduce Depo-Provera’s effectiveness. The only drug which reduces its effectiveness is aminoglutethimide (Cytadren), used to suppress adrenal function in some people with Cushing syndrome. Research indicates that Depo-Provera even reduces the frequency of seizures.

What medications interfere with the Depo shot?

Examples include griseofulvin, modafinil, rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifabutin), St. John’s wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), HIV drugs (such as nelfinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir), among others.

Does antibiotics affect the injection?

Antibiotics do not interfere with the injection, only the Pill.

Do antibiotics interfere with birth control?

Nope! Antibiotics like amoxicillin won’t change the effectiveness of your birth control. The antibiotic rifampin (also known as Rifadin and Rimactane) is the only exception — it can lower the effectiveness of the pill, patch, and ring.

Can you get pregnant while on the depo shot and taking antibiotics?

Can I get pregnant if I take antibiotics? In most cases, no, as long as you continue to use your hormonal contraception as prescribed you are safe from pregnancy even if you are on antibiotics. It is a myth that all antibiotics will interfere with the efficacy of your birth control pill.

How long do antibiotics affect birth control?

The usual advice to women from healthcare providers was to add a barrier form of birth control to their contraceptive (such as a condom), and possibly for 7 days after finishing the antibiotic, to help prevent pregnancy.

Is it OK to take vitamin D with birth control?

Does Vitamin D affect birth control pills? Vitamin D does not impact the efficacy of the birth control pill, so it can be taken at the same time. However, this may not be necessary because those who take birth control tend to have higher levels of Vitamin D in their systems.

What happens to your body when you take Depo Provera?

Women who use Depo-Provera Contraceptive Injection (Depo-Provera CI) may lose significant bone mineral density. Bone loss is greater with increasing duration of use and may not be completely reversible [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Is it safe to take doxycycline with Depo Provera?

I have been finding some extremely conflicting information regarding the use of Depo-Provera (a progesterone contraceptive injection) and doxycycline (a tetracycline antibiotic). The prescribing information pamphlet for Depo-Provera indicates that enzyme-inducing drugs may decrease its effectiveness.

Do you need a negative pregnancy test for Depo Provera?

Depo-Provera will not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases – including HIV and AIDS. Using a condom is the only way to protect yourself from these diseases. You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before you start Depo-Provera. You should not use Depo-Provera if you are pregnant, or if you have:

How often should I take Depo Provera CI?

The recommended dose is 150 mg of Depo-Provera CI every 3 months (13 weeks) administered by deep intramuscular (IM) injection using strict aseptic technique in the gluteal or deltoid muscle, rotating the sites with every injection.

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