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How long does it take for your birth control to start working again while on antibiotics?

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Your birth control pill will keep protecting you. Only one antibiotic is known to make the pill less effective. That is rifampin. Any comments?

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  1. Eartha says:

    How long does it take for birth control to shorten your period? When you first start taking the pill, you are usually safe after the first 7 days. Not every antibiotic causes the birth control pill to fail or stop working so its difficult to say. .. Is getting your period while on the active pill and then again when you were supposed to

  2. Vonnie says:

    Well yes you are being irrational and if you really want to enjoy your life and your new baby you need to find a good therapist and deal with your emotional issues. Once you deal with that everything else will work itself out. as this is where most of your problems come from. You also need to consider your baby. I know you don’t mean to, but you are projecting your thoughts and insecurities on your baby and maybe creating anxiety and emotional issues for him or her. You have so many health issues the cause could be many other things rather than leukemia. Oncologists are very good at putting it all together. I work with a lot of them and the vast majority is very sweet and are used to dealing with people at emotionally stressful times in their lives. You need to be perfectly honest and open with them regarding you medical history for them to do their job well and to give you the best advice possible.

  3. Laura says:

    how long after taking antibiotics does for the birth control to birth control start working again 3 times a day for? im on clindamycin 2 300mg 14 days. how long does it take c

  4. Mendy says:

    Usually 7-14 days. Continue taking birth control as normal but use a condom for 4 weeks. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_does_it_take_for_antibiotics_to_get_out_of_your_system_for_birth_control_to_work_again

  5. Kathlyn says:

    If you take antibiotics while on birth control, nothing bad happens. If you are pregnant, nothing will happen either. Have more questions? More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-would-happen-if-u-started-taking-antibiotics-while-on-birth-control%3F-and-what-if-u-r-pregnant

  6. Lue says:

    Depending on the birth control that you are using, it may be necessary for you to wait a full 30 days as that is the length of time that some bc pills need to be in your system to be effective. You should definetly call a Dr., or you can ca… More:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090225214232AA9KWDC

  7. Carlos says:

    Birth Control And Antibiotics, How Long After I Take Them? . i’m on I took a large does of antibiotics to have a dental proceedure, it was a one time dose. about birth control being less effective when taken with antibiotics, it is not .. it may take a few months of being off the pill to start ovulating again (for

  8. Traci says:

    Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years. Safe Sex · Effects of Antibiotics on Birth Control · How to Take Antibiotics Effectively Once again, follow the dosing instructions carefully! How Long Does it Take for Antibiotics to Work on a Bladder Infection? Antibiotics are great when it comes to killing bacteria. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_2185129_take-antibiotics-effectively.html

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