Amoxicillin & the Pill

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Hi,

Originally posted in the wrong section sorry.

I have today been prescribed Amoxicillin for a sinus infection. I am currently also taking microgynon 30. I asked my doctor if the amoxicillin with effect my pill he said they now advise you that it will not effect your pill as it cannot be proved it effects it. Is this true? After visitng the doctor I have been looking on the internet and found this statement......

"In the past, women using hormonal contraception such as the pill or patch would be advised to use an extra method of contraception (eg condoms) while taking an antibiotic like this one and for seven days after finishing the course. However, this advice has now changed. You no longer need to use an extra method of contraception with the pill, patch or vaginal ring while you take a course of antibiotics. This change in advice comes because to date there is no evidence to prove that antibiotics (other than rifampicin or rifabutin) affect these contraceptives. This is the latest guidance from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare."

Has anyone recently taken Amoxicillin while on the pill and it has not affected it?

Thanks

Sarah

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    Hi Sarah

    Yes these new guidlines are correct, generally the contraceptive pill is not affected. However it would be affected if you developed an upset stomach because of the antibiotics i.e some people have loose bowel movements when taking antibiotics this would affect your pill being absorbed and you would then need to follow the extra contraception rule/ condoms whilst you have an upset stomach and for 7 days afterwards. If you were in the last 7 days of your contraceptive pill pack then you should continue to take your next pack immediately without having a break. I hope this helps in some way.

    Michelle

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me, I currently take microgynon 30 pill and was prescribed amoxicillin yesterday for a urine infection, my packet of pills finish on Friday for my 7 day break but I need to still take the amoxicillin till next Tuesday. Can I have my 7 day break or do I need to carry on a start a new packet? I'd rather I took the 7 day break personally.

    Thanks very much

    Gab

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    Hi Gab, I was the one who originally posted this thread. I took my amoxicillin while on my 7 day break and was absolutely fine. I have no baby inside!! Lol
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    Great thanks! I just ready something about carrying on the next packet if you finish whilst still taking the amoxicillin but I'm sure it will be fine! Can never get through to the doctors grr :p

    Gab

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