Q. Had an appendectomy last week, they started me on antibiotics, Flagyl, through an IV. Would this affect my birth control?

Answered by Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I had an appendectomy last week and they have started me on antibiotics, Flagyl, through an IV. Would this affect my birth control? Should I be using other protection?


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Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal
DIP- GYNAE AND OBS., DIPLOMA IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT., PALS- PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT., MBBS
Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Flagyl (Metronidazole) as such has no effect on birth control. You need not take any extra precautions for the sake of Flagyl itself.

But, if you were on pills earlier and had to discontinue due to surgery, then, of course, you need other protection.

To know the methods of birth control consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

 
 
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