on cryselle birth control pills for three years. Started taking cephalexin for a UTI two days ago. Will the cephalexin affect my cryselle birth control pills?
Does cephalexin affet cryselle birth control pills?
- 30 Aug 2011 by Super Reader
- 31 Aug 2011
- urinary tract infection, birth control, cephalexin
Added 30 Aug 2011:
ok. I should start my period this weekend. I had sex one time since starting the antibiotics. Tomorrow I start my "blank" pills for my birth control pills. Am I right in thinking I shouldn't get pregnant because I should have ovulated over a week ago?
Good question!. Yes, any antibiotic will decrease the effectiveness of your BCP's. You need to use a back up method like a condom or you could become pregnant while on the antibiotics. Use a back up method the whole time you are taking anibiotics and for 14 days after. Continue to take your pills as you normally would just be sure to use the back up method.
- Cephalexin Information for Consumers
- Cephalexin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cephalexin (detailed)
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