Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
147 Doctors are Online

Taken Biaxin for pneumonia. Had intercourse. Cramps, bloating. Does Biaxin interfere with periods?

Hi I was diagnosed with a pneumonia during the last month and took Biaxin for 10 days 2x a day. My menstrual cycle is normal at 33 days. The date of my last period was 3-19-2013 and the one time I had intercourse (with a male condom) was on 4.12.2013. I'm 3 days late. I have mild cramps and feel bloated, but no breast tenderness, no frequent urination, no nausea or vomiting. Does Biaxin interfere with your period?
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  45
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

Although there are no documented articles on Biaxin interfering with the menstrual cycle, there have been cases of Biaxin interference with the female reproductive tract causing vaginal irritation, itching, discharge, menstrual irregularities, etc. So, yes, there is a chance that the medication has caused an interference.

But, I would only assume this after conducting a pregnancy test. I would recommend a home pregnancy test, that should be conducted at least 2 weeks after your last sexual contact or after the first day of a missed period. An early morning urine sample would yield a most accurate result in such cases.

Only once pregnancy has been ruled out, for which you might need to conduct the home pregnancy test at least 2-3 times; can we assume Biaxin to be the culprit.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: . I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor