Posted by: Miss Worry Wort | 2007/06/12



Please help as I am worried. I was on a course of antibiotics (Ceroxim 250mg). I took the last tablet late then abstained from sex until the 7th day (but did not wait until the 8th day-they say wait 7 whole days) so that the anti biotics don't interfere with the pill- I'm on Triphasil. We tried to use a condom which got all warped so he pulled out (used withdrawal method), and I'm now worried that the antibiotics caused the pill to be unsafe.Would the pill have been back to normal by the 7th day after taking the anti biotics? I was on the 9th day of my cycle. The pharmacist said Ceroxim does NOT interfere with the pill, but my GP said otherwise. I don't know who to believe. I took the morning after pill just to be on the safe side, but am STILL worried that the effects of the anti-biotics would have caused the morning after pill to be ineffective as well. I took the morning after pill 8 days after completing the anti-biotics (less than 24 hours after having sex) . PLEASE help!!!!!!! Could you also explain how the pill is re-effective after 7 days-what about during the period that the anti-biotics interferred?How is everything back to "normal" after 7 days?

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Dear Miss Worry Wort

In all probability you would have no reason to worry since you have covered all possibilities. The timing of the morning after pill is still within the 72hours of safety and hence should be effective. In addition not all antibiotics would interfere negatively with the efficacy of the contraceptive pill.

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Posted by: Me | 2007/06/12

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