I have been taking my birth control pills (Cyred) regularly for about 4 years. No missed pills, not late pills, I take them at the same time every single day. I was prescribed Ciproflaxacin for a UTI 3 days ago. I started taking the antibiotic the evening I was prescribed it, and had sex without a condom the following evening. I have heard mixed reviews about certain antibiotics decreasing the effectiveness of hormonal birth control, so just to be safe I took a Plan B about 2 hours after having sex. I went ahead and took my birth control as normal the following morning as well as my antibiotic. Should I be concerned about my birth control not being as effective? Or am I just being paranoid?
I take my birth control pills perfectly, but was prescribed Cipro for a UTI. Am I still protected?
- 19 Jul 2017 by emmsalexands
- 15 August 2017
- cipro, urinary tract infection, birth control, bladder infection, ciprofloxacin, contraception, prescription, birth control pills, pill, cyred
You can look up which medications interfere with your birth control pill but I don't think UTI medication is one of the medications that will decrease the effectiveness of the combo pill. And it's okay to have sex without a condom on the pill after the first month of taking it. You should be fine. But Plan B may make you periods come at a different time.
First of all you should call the prescribing doctor before yo should have had sex. Go bless you I would not have been able to have sex with a UTI but you go girl. I at this point if God wants you to have a child, that is his will. I pray you have what is needed. I took cipro again for a UTI this weekend but getting something else. It upsets my stomach. Good luck. Call doctor to feel better.
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