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Tablet loovral altering effects of birth control pill - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello. I have a question. I have recently started a new birth control pack named Loovral.
User :   I have also recently had a UTI, and have been prescribed Cipro.
User :   Does the antibiotics cancel out my birth control? I have read on numerous sites various opinions.
Doctor :   no , not at al
User :   Can you explain in detail?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   the loovral is a newer birth control drug combination
Doctor :   it does not get affected with the cipro
User :   How come they tell you to use a second form of barrier?
Doctor :   its better to use a barrier type as the cipro has recorded events where it can alter the effect of oral hormones but looveral is resistant for such a problem
User :   The cipro has made me nauseous... I took it last night and threw up in the morning.. Could that have any affect on whether the cipro or the birth control was absorbed into my body?
User :   I threw up 6 hours later
User :   I think it could just be a side effect of the medication
User :   because I took it on an empty stomach
Doctor :   no , not related to the birth control
Doctor :   it could be a direct effect of cipro why you vomited
Doctor :   and yes empty stomach is the cause
User :   but the birth control and cipro were still absorbed?
Doctor :   ok, may be but i think its better for you to stop cipro as you getting nauseus
User :   So what should I do to get rid of the UTI?
User :   My symptoms have gotten better, and I have been using it for 3 days
Doctor :   change of the antibiotic , but by the same doctor who put you on cipro
Doctor :   oh , if its 3 days then i think no need of new antibiotics
Doctor :   jus increase the water intake
User :   The doctor said 5 days.. do you think if I stop 2 days early it will affect my UTI
User :   if I feel better?
User :   I'm more worried about the pregnancy scare associated with the cancellation of antibiotics as I have had sex but have not allowed him to ejaculate inside me.
User :   I have taken the antibiotics and birth control religiouslyt
Doctor :   thats fine , 3 days of dose will do work most of times
User :   and you definitely think the cipro wont have an affect on my birth control?
User :   you would tell me right?
User :   If thats the case I just wont have sex
Doctor :   yes, do not worry you are safe, but just highten up the birth control by any barrier method an this only for your confirmation
Doctor :   its ok, you can go for sex,
Doctor :   better use a barrier method like condom
Doctor :   just for 1 week
Doctor :   that will be a more than good protection
User :   What about the withdrawl method?
User :   Is that ok?
Doctor :   yes, that too works
User :   Thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me ,
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
User :   Have a good night
User :   you too
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