Antibiotics are not contraceptives – HealthPlus debunks

Antibiotics are not contraceptives – HealthPlus debunks


Nigerian household pharmaceutical brand, HealthPlus, has debunked the wide use of antibiotics as contraceptives for unprotected sex, affirming, antibiotics don’t prevent unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The revolutionary pharmaceutical experts queried: “A lot of people believe that antibiotics should be used after unprotected sex. This is because they are afraid of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Some people also believe that antibiotics can be used as contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. Is this true?”

It now went ahead to clarify: “Antibiotics are medications used to fight infections caused by bacteria. They treat infections by killing or decreasing the growth of bacteria.”

There are many classes of antibiotics. Certain types of antibiotics work best for specific types of bacterial infections, and they come in various forms such as tablets, capsules, liquids, creams, and ointments.”

“As such, antibiotics cannot prevent pregnancy. It is not a birth control method,” HealthPlus cleared.

HealthPlus needs no intro!
HealthPlus needs no intro!

To steer clear from STIs, the health brand recommended:

  • Be sure that your partner is infection-free
  • Get tested regularly. Keep in mind that you can have an STI even if you don’t have any symptoms.
  • Always use a condom during all sexual encounters, including vaginal, oral, and anal sex
  • If you think you or your partner may have an STI, stop having sex and get treated. Don’t resume sexual activity until you are positive the infection is gone.
Pills? Take responsibly!
Pills? Take responsibly!

Concluding, the health superstar advised: “Antibiotics and sex contraception are two different things. There are various methods you can use to prevent getting pregnant. Always speak to a healthcare professional if you are in doubt as to what to do when you have unprotected sex.”

Consumertrics gently reminds you that through the digitisation of the pharmacy and retail services, HealthPlus has been transformed into a fully automated one-stop-shop for Pharmacy Services, Telemedicine Services Laboratory Services and, Beauty Consultation Services.

From the fully automated and interactive website, Nigerians or anyone for that matter, can now access all the pharmacy services and consult a doctor right from the comfort of their homes or a click from their mobile phones.

To learn more about your sexual health or any other health related issue, kindly click HERE to speak to a Pharmacist.