Antibiotics and Depo Provera

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When taking antibiotics is it possible to get pregnant when on depo?

Antibiotics and Depo Provera

Taking antibiotics while on Depo Provera will not make your birth control less effective. According to the manufacturer, Depo Provera, is a form of progestin-only birth control injected into the buttocks or arm and effective for three months. When used correctly, the Depo Provera shot is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.
According to a study published in the journal, Contraceptive Technology Update and listed with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the effects of the shot should not be lessened when combined with antibiotics. However, it is always best to list all medications you are taking when being treated by any doctor. Sharing this complete list of medications, including over the counter medications, is especially important if the doctor prescribing the antibiotic is a different doctor than the one that prescribed your birth control



11/25/2008 12:31:40 PM
Kathy Fargo said:

I was on antibioitcs for 3 days and got preganant with twins.... I had boils under my arms and I had antibiotics.... Then I got sick for a week and had antibiotics so I realy don't know when I got pregnant but my doctor told me it was because of the antibiotics!


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