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Does prednisone interact with the birth control pill (alesse)?

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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Prednisone (Definition)

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

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Does prednisone 20mg affect the birth control pill loestrin 24?

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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Does the steroid prednisone have an affect on birth control such as the mirena?

Does the steroid prednisone have an affect on birth control such as the mirena?

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

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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?

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?

No.: Your being on the pill almost certainly negates pregnancy risk, but in the future negate all chances with barrier protection if you are on meds that can cause fetal harm! ...Read more

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Could prednisone and methotrexate affect apri birth control?

Could prednisone and methotrexate affect apri birth control?

Unlikey: You need birth control because methotrexate is a major danger to the fetus and causes miscarraiges and you can not get pregnant on it. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: If you have used these medicines without problems for 5 years and you are having regular periods, there is no reason to think you should change. ...Read more

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Contraception (Definition)

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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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

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