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Does Clarithromycin affect periods?

can taking Clarithromycin affect your period? I am on it for a throat infection,finished taking it today. we are trying for a baby but unlikely to conceive as my husband has a low sperm count , our daughter was conceived via ivf . I was due on friday 4th september but have not come on yet. I ve never been late before, my cycle is 28/29 days. i have taken three pregnancy tests and they are all negative. i have no period pain but am teary and snappy.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Sep 2012
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Hi Sarah,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
Clarithromycin per se would not affect periods or fertility but can affect in those who are taking oral hormonal contraception-it decreases there efficacy.
In your case the explanation for the delayed periods may be that infection is a stress and any stressful event can delay the menses.
If you have any further query please let me know I would try to answer it for you.
Wish you a great health!

Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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