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A 36-year-old member asked:

can lortab be used safely with estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) birth control?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Pain medication can be safely used with birth control pills.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Yes: The combination is safe. However, lortab in early pregnancy poses risks. Make sure the benefits of taking the lortab outweigh the risks.

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