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Since this Wednesday I've been put on tri-sprintec birth control and an antibiotic take I have to take twice a day for my bladder infection. Last night(i regret it) I had brief unprotected sex with my boyfriend but he did not ejaculate in me. Usually doctors say that you should wait 7 days to be able to have the lease amount of risk for pregnancy during unprotected sex. Just to be safe, the next morning I went and picked up Plan B.
I took the first pill at approx. 12 o clock noon today, it was the same time I was supposed to take my first antibiotic pill for my infection, but I hesitated because I heard that it tampers with birth control. Also, it is 4pm right now, and I was supposed to take my regular birth control pill at 3pm, but I also hesitated at that too because I did not want to overdose. I'm supposed to take the second pill of the Plan B 12 hours after the first one, which is also the same time I am prescribed to take another antibiotic. Is just taking the Plan B today and skipping the antibiotic and birth control pill okay?
Thanks a lot for your help!

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I'm not sure about the issue of taking Plan B and your normal pill at the same time... I should think the Plan B by itself would be sufficient. Can you get in touch with your doctor or local Planned Parenthood?

Plan B hasn't been shown to have an adverse effect on broad-spectrum antibiotics. You should still take your antibiotics unless your doctor advised against it.

(Some women DO experience less effectiveness with a combination of BC pills and specific antibiotics.) But it's important to take antibiotics as prescribed... otherwise you could experience a setback with your infection.

You should use condoms throughout your first cycle of BC pills every time you do sexual activity because the pill isn't fully effective from the start.

[ 05-27-2006, 04:21 PM: Message edited by: kitka ]

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