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Can Prednisone Interact With Birth Control
Depends on the pill: It depends on the birth control pill. Some pills are associated with electrolyte abnormalities such as potassium and Prednisone can also exaccerbate this as well. You may also have more fluid retention and could have elevated blood pressure. Talk with your prescribing physician to see in more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
No interaction: Prednisone treats quite a few conditions and also interacts with quite a few medications, but fortunately not so much with birth control pills, in general. Unfortunately, unexpected reaction can occur with any med or combination of meds, thus always use with caution. Use smallest effective dose for shortest duration possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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No: In general by itself no, but if you have a medical problem like lupus and steroids control it you may have a greater chance of getting pregnant and having a successful pregnancy . It is not an iud. ...Read more
I was on prednisone & levquin for 7 days while also taking birth control. Hubby and i had sex a few times during that week. Should i be concerned?
Was it most likely for birth control to cancel out while on axithromicin and then a few days later prednisone while having sex?
I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. will it cancel my birth control? how long can i continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?
Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more
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