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Does taking too much medicines can affect menstruation

By July 8, 2015 - 8:41pm
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Hello Worried_period,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community and thank you for your question.

Are you concerned about changes in your menstrual cycle? Are you taking any medications?
If so, which and how high a dose?

Anticoagulant medications, such as aspirin and Coumadin, NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, such as Advil or Motrin) and naproxen, for example Aleve, hormonal forms of birth control, such as birth control pills, Depo-Provera injections, Implanon or Nexplanon implants, and the levonorgestrel IUD known as Mirena, can affect menstruation.

Chemotherapy, hormone therapy and thyroid medications can also affect the menstrual cycle.

If you are having changes in menstrual bleeding that you think may be related to medicine use:
Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether this is an expected side effect of this medicine. An appointment may not be needed.

If you are taking a medicine not prescribed by a doctor, stop taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to keep taking the medicine or if you need help to control your symptoms after you stop the medicine.


July 9, 2015 - 5:27am
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