Depo provera and antibiotics

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Avatar m tn I am getting my wisdom teeth out and the oral surgeon is giving me an IV of antibiotics to help with the healing after surgery. I am on the Depo Provera birth control shot and I had heard that antibiotics can effect birth control before. Is this true? Should I use a back-up form of birth control, and if so, for how long?
Avatar m tn ) I'm on depo provera and both my doctor, the nurse who gave me the injection and a specialist contraceptive nurse I asked have said it's not effected by antibiotics but I just want to be sure I have nothing to worry about about those two times.
Avatar n tn Just from my experence I was on depo shot and you have signs of pregnancy and are not pregnant and there is no way possiable you could feel you baby kick so soon you don't start feeling any movement until your about 4months pregnant I had a baby about 5months ago tomorrow is 5months and well I didn't actually really feel him move until I was 4months along maybe a lil ferther and I had a m/c on the depo shot the shot was in my systom but the shot killed the baby well anyways I don't think a baby
Avatar f tn So I've been on depo for 9.months now and got my renewal shot and antibiotics for 10 days on the same day, how long should I wait before having unprotected sex? How will they effect eachother????
Avatar f tn Does antibiotics lessen the effect of depo? What are the chances of getting pregnant while on antibiotics and taking depo?
Avatar n tn My girlfriend started using the depo-provera shot about a month ago. We abstained from sex for a week after the injection just to be safe. Two weeks after the injection we had to make a visit to her family practice doctor because we had a hunch that she had a bladder infection. We were right. The doctor prescribed her to take 250 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice daily and of course Phenazopyridine for the pain.
4069776 tn?1349521984 Well a week later I still didn't have an apatite, could tell something was wrong, so I went back to the doctor and asked him if he was sure this wasn't anything to do with my depo, he told me no, and said that he wanted me to go to a GI doctor.
202436 tn?1326477933 i was on the depo provera for a while and in my own personal oppinion i hated it i gained lots of weight, major mood swings, no sex drive at all i felt so depressed when i was on it i think i had 3 shots then gave it up the only good thing about the depo you dont have af. some people may like and may have a different opinion but i hated it.
Avatar n tn You girls have to discontinue Depo Provera at once and I highly recommend never putting any hormones into your bodies ever again. I have experienced a living nightmare from Depo Prover for the past three years. After I got the Depo shot I went home and researched on the web about the drug. I cried for three hours in fear that that could happen to me. What happened was worse. Five days after the shot a menstrual cycle started that would not cease. It wasn't a normal cycle.
Avatar n tn you can always call your pharmacist and ask to make sure. My husband and I are TTC and I took the Depo shot twice and stopped 11/04 and then started BCP till 8/05 and havent had a period since except with provera. I think the Depo is still in my system and is screwing everything up. I hope the provera works for you and best of luck with the clomid.
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Avatar f tn I have been on the depo shot for almost 3 years, and my period has completely stopped. I have been taking antibiotics for a sinus infection and we happened to have an accident, Im wondering if I should take the plan B pill or, if I dont need to since I do not have a period?
Avatar n tn My girlfriend started using the depo-provera shot about a month ago. We abstained from sex for a week after the injection just to be safe. Two weeks after the injection we had to make a visit to her family practice doctor because we had a hunch that she had a bladder infection. We were right. The doctor prescribed her to take 250 mg of Ciprofloxacin twice daily and of course Phenazopyridine for the pain.
Avatar f tn I have heard that antibiotics render birth control pills ineffective but does that apply to Depo Provera because its an injection every 3 months and the hormones are already in my blood stream. Im now freaking out because I had sex with my boyfriend yesterday without a condom. I mean, shouldn't my doctor tell me that it would effect my birth control. I don't know. All i know is that i better not be pregnant and i really really need someone to help me understand what is going on.
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Avatar n tn What you heard about antibiotics making birth control less effective was a common belief among health care providers, however research has shown that it may not, in fact, be valid for any type of hormonal birth control, including Depo-Provera. With the exception of Rifampin-type antibiotics, there is no conclusive evidence that commonly-prescribed antibiotics make hormonal contraceptives less effective.
Avatar n tn i had the depo provera on december and is due april and i waited the right time to have unprotected sex and to let my boyfriend ejaculate in me for the first time and i was so panicy thinking i was pregnant i didnt get any signs i took a test and was negative and again my boyfriend ejaculated in me now i starting to get brown rims arounf my nipples thats it and its only been around 12 hours since we had unprotected sex could i be pregnant if imon Depo Provera ???
Avatar f tn Hi there, There have been few studies which have indicated that taking antibiotics with depo may affect the effectiveness of depo.If you are receiving Depo-Provera injections to prevent pregnancy, you should use a backup method of birth control while taking an antibiotic, just to be extra safe. Consult a gynecologist for assistance and clarification. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn I started birth control at 15 for heavy periods. I switched to Depo Provera after about 6 years on the same pill. I was on Depo Provera for 1 year. I stopped in December 2015 due to irritating light spotting and mood changes. I began BC pills that allow for a period only once every 3 months. The spotting now only occurs after sex or self stimulation. I got my period in February, and it was extremely light (not at all like I remember).
1815045 tn?1316802444 Well I got with a new partner so I began taking the depo provera again and this time things are going smooth bled for the first 2 weeks and then the bleeding stopped. Well I started taking antibiotics for an infected tattoo and then i remembered that antibiotics can mess with birth control and it came back negative so I was no longer worried.
Avatar f tn Depending upon what your risk for blood clots is, you might be able to use depo-Provera to suppress the ovaries and the testosterone. A really great medication for excess testosterone is Spironolactone, but you must be on some kind of birth control to take it, as it can cause birth defects. It also sounds like you may need a workup for all those UTIs! After all those antibiotics, its no wonder that you have a yeast infection!
Avatar f tn Depo shot can cause bleeding side effects as your body is adjusting to Depo Provera. Irregular bleeding/spotting and/or prolonged bleeding are common after receiving depo shot. Heartburn and nausea can be side effects of depo or could be other cases like gastro esophageal reflux, gastritis, food poisoning etc.If you are doubtful about pregnancy it is advisable to consult a gynecologist. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn Hello, It was seen in studies that after a year of Depo-Provera injections, 57% of women were not menstruating and after 2 years, 68% of women were not menstruating. If you stop getting Depo-Provera injections, your period usually returns within 3 to 10 months but sometimes it may take 12-18 mths. So delaying of periods can be due to depo provera.
Avatar f tn I currently take Prozac, Lithium (ER), and Vyvanse each 1x a day. I also get an injection of Depo-Provera once every 3 months. I also have an Rx for Xanex, which is to be taken as needed, but I have not taken it in months. I also often self-medicate with caffine pills - I took two 200mg caffine pills yesterday around 5pm. I also took some Aleve at that time, as I have been having eye pain and headaches for the last two weeks and I was hoping to aleviate that pain.
902536 tn?1326917850 I was told in some women it could take up to 1 year for it to leave your system and another year to conceive in all honesty i HATE depo-provera and will never take it again for as long as i live
Avatar n tn thinks either adenomyosis or endo, but she told me if yaz doesnt help the next step might be the depo provera shot I dont know much about it but that may be a possibility for you, or possibly even lupron depo she suggested, even though I think you get many side effects from it. It's like a fake menopause! Well good luck lemme know how things works out!
Avatar m tn So much to consider about why we got it! Funny you should mention hormones...I think I'm starting pre-menopause and I was on Depo-provera for about 10 years, but that was over 10 years ago. It's just mind boggling to try to figure it out. I guess it doesn't matter how we got it, we have to deal with it now. I am interested in what caused it only to see if that has a key to treating it. You're not on Midodrine are you?
Avatar n tn I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Avatar n tn pills are not the most effective birth control next to abstinence.