Posted by: Melissa | 2009/05/07

Injection and Antibiotics

Does Antibiotics only affect Oral Contraceptives or does it affect the 2 month injection as well? Do I need to use extra protection while on antibiotics?

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The injection is not affected by antibiotics.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/07

If you go for your injections on time then the antibiotics will not have an effect, its not the same as the pill. I was on 2 month injection for 6 years.

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Posted by: Sam | 2009/05/07

Hi Melissa
Yes, Antibiotics will weaken both orally ingested contraceptives as well as the injection, which goes into your bloodstream anyway. I would advice that you use a condom whilst on the antibiotics and two weeks thereafter as the antibiotics is still in your system.

All the best!

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