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Prednisone And Birth Control
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
Can prednisone affect birth control? Can being on prednisone for a month plus a steroid shot cause pregnancy?
Probably not: There is no evidence that prednisone reduces the effectiveness of birth control. Taking prednisone while on birth control can increase likelihood and severity of side effects from the prednisone. If you think you may be pregnant, you should do a pregnancy test. It is important to know for sure. If there is a possibility of pregnancy, you should be taking Folic acid to help prevent birth defects. ...Read more
Will I get a yeast infection taking doxycycline, prednisone and birth control pills all at the same time?
My pharmacist said to use backup birth control while taking a 10 day course of prednisone and my birth control pill, a tricyclic. Is this necessary?
Nonsense: I am not aware of this and would have you ask your pharmacist to get the data and then you take it to your physician. After that have your pharmcist apologize for misinformation ...Read more
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
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
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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