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Yes, anitbiotics can lessen the affect on birthcontrol. You need to wait until you are completley done with your antibiotics. Then, I'd wait another three or four days. You can always use a condom while you are on antibiotics. You can also ask the doctor the prescribed the antibiotics to you and they will be able to give you a better answer.

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Q: Can you get pregnant if you are on the birth control shot but taking antibiotics and if so how long should you wait to have sex?
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Can a man get a woman pregnant if he is taking antibiotics?

Yes, since antibiotics inhibit the growth of bacteria, and sperm is not bacteria. Also, if a woman is taking antibiotics AND a birth control pill, it can cause the birth control to become ineffective, letting her get pregnant.

Can antibiotics make you pregnant?

Antibiotics can make birth control pills ineffective, but you cannot get pregnant JUST by taking them, you have to also have sex.

Can you get pregnant while taking antibiotics?

Yes she can. Antibiotics do not prevent you from getting pregnant. They may have some affect on the effectiveness of various birth control pills.

Can you get pregnant if you taking anti-bodies while on birth control?

Antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of birth control. You should use a backup method like condoms.

If you have been taking Doxycycline while taking birth control should your period be light?

I have heard that while taking antibiotics on birth control, if can weaken the effectiveness of your birth control, causing you to become pregnant. If you have worries, you should take a pregnancy test, or consult your doctor. Hope this helps.

If you are not on birth control and you are taking antibiotics can it still increase your risk of getting pregnant?

While a few antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, they don't have any significant effect on whether or not you get pregnant if you are not on the pill.

Does taking prednisone as well as penicillin while on birth control increase your risk of becoming pregnant?

I don't know about Prednisone, but antibiotics lowers the effectiveness of birth control pills. It is much easier to get pregnant on the pill if you are taking antibioitics. You need to use a back up method for sex while taking antibiotics. I'm not sure about Prednisone, but you should talk to your doctor and find out what effect it has on birth control.

Is there any way you get pregnant on the birth control shot if you were also taking antibiotics?

Antibiotics don't affect the depo like it affects birth control pills so you are protected.

Can you get pregnant during the last week of your pill packet wile on antibiotics?

Yes. Antibiotics effect birth control, this is how most pregnancies occur when woman are on the pill, by taking antibiotics.

Can you know if your pregnant before your period I was taking antibiotics with my Birth Control and i threw up 3days in a row. I really need to know.?

Antibiotics can decrease the effectiveness of the pill. It is very possible to get pregnant while taking andtibiotics and birth control pills at the same time. See your doctor.

Is it safe 2 take penicillin while pregnant?

Antibiotics should be avoided when pregnant but you have to discuss this with your doctor. Some conditions are worse for the mother and baby than taking antibiotics.

Can taking antibiotics harm a fetus?

There are certain antibiotics for women when they are pregnant that are safe to take, talk to your Dr. if you are on antibiotics and pregnant. Hope this helps.

Do you have to be pregnant to take birth control?

No, you should not be pregnant when taking birth control. Birth control is meant to lower the risk of pregnancy.

How long should you stay on birth control while trying to get pregnant?

You should't be taking birth control if you are trying to get pregnant

Should you even bother taking birth control pills while on antibiotics?

Yes. Not all antibiotics affect birth control. In fact, some even increase the effectiveness. Plus, your body needs a constant dose of hormones at all times for your birth control to continue working after you're off your antibiotics. Continue taking them, but research whether the antibiotics you're taking affect your pill.

Can i be pregnant if im on birth control?

Most birth control methods are very effective, but there is always a very slim chance of getting pregnant. For example, condoms can break, and the pills effectiveness can be lowered when taking antibiotics.

What should i do if i think im pregnant and still taking my birth control?

take a birth control test immediately and if it is positive then stop taking them and see your doctor to make sure you are pregnant

Can you get pregnant while on the pill and taking an antibiotic?

Yes you can! Antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of the birth control pill. Many pregnancies have resulted in this way. Use a second form of birth control, such as a condom, while you are taking the antibiotic.

What are the odds of getting pregnant if you are on birth control and use the withdrawal method?

Birth control for everybody is different. But as long as you are taking birth control correctly ( I'm talking about pill's taken at the same time everyday , without missing any) then yes you should be protected. Be aware that certain antibiotics can lessen the effectiveness of birth control pills. To be safe, if you're taking antibiotics, use a condom as well. Although if you are using the withdrawal method , this does not stop STD's or any other infections. On the pill, 4 in every 100 women will becaome pregnant within a year, and that is still if you are taking it correctly; Everyday at the same time. If you are inconsistant--missing days, taking them late, or even taking antibiotics that may lower the effectiveness, etc, then your chances of getting pregnant are about 50/50 depending on your body. You either will, or you won't.

What should you do if you get pregnant while on birth control?

If you suspect pregnancy has occurred when taking birth control, you need to have the pregnancy confirmed by your Doctor. If you indeed are pregnant, you must stop taking birth control as it can harm the unborn child.

What does it mean if you get a long and painful period while taking active birth control pills and were recently on penicillin?

Taking any antibiotics can make your pills ineffective. You should always use alternative birth control while on antibiotics (and through your next full cycle).

If you stop taking your birth control because you think you're pregnant should you get your period?

If you're pregnant, then you won't get your period

How long until hormones from birth control leave your system?

depends on the type of hormone, the length of time you have been taking them and if it's from pills, the shot, patch... No long, though. I had a friend get pregnant who was on the pill and had been taking antibiotics for 10 days. the antibiotics cancelled out the birth control and she got pregnant. Ask your doctor for the correct answer, call and and ask the person who answers the phone, they many know.

What precautions must be taken while taking antibiotics?

Antibiotics can cause yeast infections in women and render birth control pills ineffective so a back up birth control should be used, preferably a condom!

Can you get pregnant a day before the period while on the Pill?

If you have not missed any birth control pills and have not been on any antibiotics this month or are not taking st johns wart, then you cannot get pregnant while on the pill.