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On doxycycline hyclate for acne. Delayed periods. Due to medication?

I m on doxycycline hyclate for acne , I started on January 23, 3 days before my period and then on February 11 I had unprotected sex and took a day after pill 2 days later and I m scared because its march already, I didn t have my February period and I m always on time that is what is scaring me the fact that im never late i took an early response pregnancy test this morning and it was negative, I talked to my cousin about it and she says it might be the acne medicine, should I wait longer before taking another test or what should I do?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.

Many women report that their period is delayed after taking doxycycline. This delay can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. This delay is reported to occur both in women who are sexually active and those who aren't.

However since there is a history of unprotected intercourse, you need to check your pregnancy status also.

Hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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