Does the depo shot screw with antibiotics?


I was wondering if anyone else had any experience with this or have heard anything of it….Does the depo shot screw with antibiotics? I’ve never had this happen before that I can recall but about a day or two after I finished my antibiotics for my cold a new/different type came along.

in progress 0
Cassandra 3 years 0 Answers 1451 views 0

Answers ( No )

  1. I know lol just hate it

  2. Well, all antibiotics work differently. There are different classes of antibiotics, depending on how they affect the bacteria. In general, no, oral contraceptives do not affect antibiotics. If there is a specific class of antibiotics that is affected by OCP, I would be highly interested to find that out.

    Cassandra – Unfortunately, it is true. If you don't trust your doctor, find one you can trust, don't ask the internet.

  3. As for my cough, talked to a doctor. 6 weeks they can last *rolls eyes*

  4. I think we are talking about different things. I'm talking about birth control affecting antibiotics. You're talking about Rifampins, which we've already established affect birth control.

  5. You need to speak to your doctor about it. It could be a post-viral cough, asthma, reactive airway disease, another infection or allergies. Only someone who can examine you in person can determine the exact reason.

  6. I originally had a slight cough along with a sinus/ear infection, the ear/sinus infection is what they gave me the antibiotic for. Maybe 2 days after I finished it my cough came back full force I've had a slight cough since then for about 4 weeks

  7. Cassandra – The concern is that colds are viruses, while bacteria causes other illnesses and antibiotics do not affect cold viruses in the least.

  8. I am a nurse practitioner, and am familiar with the mechanisms of action of these drugs. You can't find it because it isn't there. There is decreased absorption of rifampin with food intake concurrently, and PAS can interfere with mechanism of action. Other than that, rifampin typically causes other drugs to become excreted more quickly due to it activating the cytochrome P450 family. Liver impairment significantly affects the serum concentrations, but it causes them to be higher, which means a longer interval dosing is needed.

  9. Don't worry Cassandra. You are well with in your right to ask questions if you are confused. We just want to make sure you're getting correct information.

  10. I'm terribly sorry. I didn't mean to start an all out antibiotic war. I just really never had that happen to me that I can recall where I had a different cold come right after my antibiotic was done. Only other time was my cold wasn't fully gone after I had my gallbladder out.

  11. Then why post that article?
    I've passed on information from 6 or 7 doctors and nurses. Whether antibiotics affect birth control or not is a very popular Google search so websites with this information on them tend to come up first in Google searches. I'm am 90% certain that I have read a paper about it before. When I'm not so incredibly busy with my degree, I will trawl through Google and find something for you.

  12. Then why are you posting things things that won't support your argument?

  13. That's because I can't find any papers citing that the pill affects the efficacy of antibiotics. If you have some, please post.

  14. That paper is investigating whether antibiotics affect birth control, not the other way around.

  15. Your pamphlet will tell you exactly which antibiotics are not supposed to be taken with birth control.

  16. Amoxillin is fine – the warning is given because it can cause gastrointestinal upset.

  17. I have no idea myself, I was always asked when I took amoxicillan(sp?) to use a back up birth control

  18. When I was in hospital with septicaemia, they specifically asked me if I was on birth control, and when I said that I didn't think any antibiotics except Rifampins affected the pill they told me that they were more concerned the birth control would interfere with the antibiotics. So yes, birth control can interfere with antibiotics.

  19. yea I know it screws with birth control, when I was on the pill they always warned me

  20. No, I said the correct thing, that some antibiotics can affect your birth control and to ask your doctor about specifics. Someone else said that birth control made *antibiotics* less effective. Re-read my post.

  21. Also, the only methods of birht control affected by the Rifampins are the combined pill, the progestogen-only pill, implants, patches, and rings.

  22. Susan Ogg OConnor, the ONLY antibiotics that can directly affect hormonal birth control are Rifampicin and Rifabutin. Other antibiotics have the potential to cause gastrointestinal upset, which is an issue if you are using oral contraception, but they will not compromise your protection at all if you are not using oral contraception or if you do not vomit/suffer diarrhoea. This information is straight from the NHS website.
    Please do not spread misinformation within the group.

  23. No, the information about antibiotics is true. Confirmed by my OBGYN and Pharmacists. The antibiotics that can effect your birthcontrol are used to typically treat Tuberculosis, leprosy Rifampicin is one of them and I think they other one is Rifabutin- but please correct me if I'm wrong. It's part of a specific group of antibiotics for more serious illnesses. Chances are, if you are on those- you are in the hospital.

  24. And the information is incorrect about antibiotics. Antibiotics can make birth control pills not work effectively. Birth control has no effect on antibiotics. Check with your doctor regarding the efficacy with depo (I think it is ok, but it is not my specialty)

  25. Right exactly so antibiotics won't cure your viruses. Taking unnecessary antibiotics kills off anything in your system but the .1% of whatever doesn't get killed off and then they are free to colonize and take over your whole system.

  26. I um had a sinus and ear infection that was viral not bacterial so I'm not planning world domination with my bacteria

  27. Antibiotics kill bacteria not cold viruses. All you are doing is breeding the next super bacteria to kill off not just you but the whole world.

  28. When I asked the pharmacist (sorry for late reply for some reason it didn't show I had any replies to this) he said that only applied to pills rather than the shot. It was weird though, can't recall that happening where the antibiotic takes care of the cold, but then a day or so after I'm done a whole new cold comes lol

  29. There are certain antibiotics that cannot be taken with hormonal birth control because the birth control screws with the antibiotics, rather than the other way around. This is why it is always a good idea to tell a doctor that you are on a certain birth control if you get prescribed something. The standard antibiotics that you would get prescribed will not be affected by the depo. You should call your doctor to make sure. That said, colds are viruses and antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, so if your doctor gave you antibiotics for a cold, 1) get a new doctor, and 2) that's why the cold isn't gone.

Leave an answer


Captcha Click on image to update the captcha .