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Jolessa and zpack drugs for birth control - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   can i get pregnant if im taking a zpack while im on jolessa birth control?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   and if so how long must i wait after i finish the zpack to resume sexual activity?
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   im on a zpack right now and am currently taking jolesssa
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i wanted to know if ican get pregnant when taking the zpack
Doctor :   But I am a bit confused about the question, you can resume sexual activit even while taking Azithromycin, nothing wrong.
User :   it doesnt effect the birth control
User :   ??
Doctor :   And the drug interaction between azithromycin and jolessa is least
Doctor :   Jolessa is not prescribed with tinidazoles and metronidazole but is safe with azithromycin
User :   so there is no problem resuming sexual activity even when taking te zpack with jolessa? thee is no chance i will get pregnant?
Doctor :   Yes , absolutely right.
Doctor :   The risk is very minimal and small
User :   ok so there is a risk
Doctor :   I would say a 1-5% chance.
Doctor :   if tinidazoles are used it is mor 50%
Doctor :   compared to other anti-microbials , azithro is very safe.
Doctor :   May I know when you are going to finish the azithro dose ?
User :   tonight is the last pill
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   does that make a difference?
Doctor :   In that case you can go ahead with jolessa from tomorrow and can have sexual actiivty.
Doctor :   When was your last menstrual period ?
User :   about 1 month ago
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then please start as the cycle ends and as prescribed on the pack.
Doctor :   And there is no chance to get pregnant as your anti-biotic ends tomorrrow
User :   ok great
Doctor :   it is quite safe and you can resume your sexual activity.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Do you have naything else I can help you with ?
Doctor :   Take care
User :   nope thats it thank u
Doctor :   Bye for now .
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