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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Does prednisone interact with the birth control pill (alesse)?

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Does prednisone interact with the birth control pill (alesse)?

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 more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraception (birth control) is the group of methods a person can use to avoid getting pregnant, and thus avoid or delay having children until a better time in life. Birth control is family planning, and includes abstinence (not having sex), hormonal therapy (birth control pills / shots), condoms, diaphragms, IUD's (intrauterine devices), etc... Permanent birth control is sterilization, such as ...Read more


Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

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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Dr. Ward Dean
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
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Will 20mg of prednisone twice per day for 5 days make my Azurette birth control ineffective?

Dr. Ward Dean
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Will 20mg of prednisone twice per day for 5 days make my Azurette birth control ineffective?

No: It will have no effect on your birth control. Why did you not ask the physician who prescribed the prednisone? ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Does prednisone weaken birth control?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Will prednisone afffect the birth control junel?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Will prednisone afffect the birth control junel?
Dr. Richard Zimon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
54 years in practice
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Can prednisone 20mg affect lessina birth control?

Dr. Richard Zimon
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Can prednisone 20mg affect lessina birth control?
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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Does prednisone lower the effectiveness of sprintec birth control?

Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Does prednisone lower the effectiveness of sprintec birth control?

Yes: Prednisone will decrease the level or effect of sprintec by affecting hepatic enzyme CYP3A4 metabolism. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does prednisone cancle out my nexplanon birth control”?

Dr. Charles Whiting
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Does prednisone cancle out my nexplanon birth control”?

No: Nexplanon will continue to work while you are on prednisone. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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Will 60 mg a day of prednisone lower my progesterone only birth control protection?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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Will 60 mg a day of prednisone lower my progesterone only birth control protection?

No: It won't have any such effects.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Does prednisone 60mg affect the birth control pill mycroginon?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Does prednisone 60mg affect the birth control pill mycroginon?

No interaction: There is no interaction between these two medications. However, your body may not process your corticosteroid properly and it might cause prednisone's side effects. Rec.: for more information talk to your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is an oral steroid that can help with several immune-mediated or inflammatory conditions. It is relatively safe in pregnancy, but should be used for the shortest duration possible. Stopping long term prednisone treatment requires ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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