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Will Prednisone Affect My Birth Control
I have been prescribed a dosage of 50mg of prednisone, as well as a topical antibiotic for poison oak. Does this affect my 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
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
No: It won't have any such effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Taking 20 mg tablets of prednisone for a cough, I take them twice daily for 5 days. Will this weaken the effectiveness of my birth control (natazia)?
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
Had unprotected sex while on birth control but on antibiotic axithromicin 500 mg and prednisone? . Scared
On my birth control packet it says the steroid prednisolone effects birth control. I was on prednisone. Same thing? Should I be worried?
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
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
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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