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newby29
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hi. so i am just getting over a uti on some really good antibiotics. i know they effect the pill. my question is if i am on antibiotics whilst i am on my pill break which i am, how does this effect my pill cycle??? like if i start taking my pill again the same day i finish my antibiotics should my next cycle be effected or since i wasnt taking the pill at the time there was nothing for the biotic to effect??? also does that mean i am covered now? whilst on my break and on antibiotic???

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Molias
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Hi newby,

Really the best person to ask about this would be your doctor or pharmacist; they will be able to fill you in on how your antibiotic will impact your pill's effectiveness or not.

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newby29
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hmm this is true. though all she asked me yesterday was are you at the end of your cycle and i said yes.... i only really thought about the implications of all this later...

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any more info would be great:P

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Molias
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Well, different antibiotics may impact your pill differently, which is why your doctor's really the best person to ask. We just aren't doctors and don't know all of those interactions in as much detail as they would. It's always ok to call back and have your doctor explain something you didn't understand (or didn't think to ask) the first time.
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so then once i am finished my course of antibiotics use condoms for a week??? is that long enough??? or do they not take very long to get out of the system. i read they have a half life of thirty minutes.

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Heather
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Once more with feeling: this is something to call into your doctor or pharmacist about, as Molias said.

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