Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Birth Control and Steroids

  1. #1
    Damaged1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14

    Birth Control and Steroids

    If one was taking Prednisone for an allergic reaction, will this mess with the affects of their birth control pills?

  2. #2
    hosswhispra
    Platinum Member hosswhispra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Deep inside myself searching for motivation and inspiration
    Posts
    2,069
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    You can check drug interactions on this website:

    link removed

  3. #3
    Damaged1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14
    Thanks so much!

  4. #4
    Mythical_Suicide
    Mythical_Suicide's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    6,131
    No, it wont.

  5. #5
    rose2summer
    Platinum Member rose2summer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,435
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    5
    Check this out:
    We looked up prednisone, and it doesn't affect hormonal birth control. However, and a very big however, being on hormonal contraceptives can increase the effectiveness of prednisone. You need to talk to you physician and your pharmacist and tell them you are on hormonal birth control. They may want to lessen your dose of the prednisone, to decrease adverse effects and potential hazards. Anytime you are prescribed any medication, you need to tell both your doctor and your pharmacist what other medications you are on, including birth control. There are a lot of medications that prevent birth control from working, causing many women to become pregnant, and in this case there are medications that can interact in potentially dangerous ways. If you have already gotten this prescription, you need to call your pharmacist and doctor right away to make sure you should still take it.
    link removed

    Hugs, Rose

  6. #6
    annie24
    Super Moderator annie24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    45,951
    Thanked
    1123
    make sure to always tell your pharmacist. just in case their records aren't sorted out correctly.

    i just saw an article yesterday on link removed that 700,000 americans a year go to the hospital for drug interactions.

  7. #7
    shes2smart
    Platinum Member shes2smart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Shrine of Seven Stars
    Age
    52
    Posts
    6,507
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    78
    Something else to look out for with Prednisone (I had to take it for an allergic reaction once, too)...if you're going to be on it for anything more than a week, you'll want to watch your food intake.

    Prednisone will send your appetite through the roof. Seriously, you will eat way more than you usually do and still feel hungry. Neither the doc or pharmacist warned me about it...after a couple days on it, I was thinking I was having some sort of weird relapse on binge-eating behaviors, so I was wracking my brains trying to figure out what was bothering me so much to trigger the ED behaviors.

    Turns out nothing was bothering me...it was just a side effect of the medication. Things went back to normal after I was done taking the Prednisone.

  8. #8
    rose2summer
    Platinum Member rose2summer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,435
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    5
    i just saw an article yesterday on link removed that 700,000 americans a year go to the hospital for drug interactions.
    Wow!!! That's quite a lot ~ great point Annie. It's so important to check your prescribed meds and over the counter meds with your doctor and pharmacist. I was shocked when I saw you cannot take certain cold medicines with blood pressure medicines, but it makes sense, because you need to control blood pressure, but it seems most people wouldn't even think about it, and it's very important to check.

  9. #9
    annie24
    Super Moderator annie24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Age
    36
    Posts
    45,951
    Thanked
    1123
    yeah, I was binge eating on prednisone also (10 day dose). yikes. I just couldn't get food in my mouth fast enough. My doctor told me a story of how she had a patient on prednisone who brought in food into her office and kept eating the entire time and barely had time in between bites to answer the doctor's questions.

  10. #10
    hosswhispra
    Platinum Member hosswhispra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Deep inside myself searching for motivation and inspiration
    Posts
    2,069
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    Additionally, prednisone and other steroids in general are rough on the gut (so they should always be taken them with food).

  11.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Top Threads
my boyfriend got a girl pregnant on our break
This is my first time posting on here but I really need some advice. Yesterday my boyfriend told me he got a girl pregnant. I boyfriend and i went on
My Ex Girlfriend claims she is pregnant
Hi all, All advice or suggestions are welcome... my story: I'm 34 year old (Indian male) and have been dating a girl (31 years old from Greece)
Possible new mom??
So I'm new to the pregnancy forums on here but, I've used plenty others which I found very helpful so I figured I'd give it a shot. Well, it's a
Don't know if I should get an abortion soon
I'm pregnant in my first trimester unplanned. I'm 28 and have had some hormone issues. I have to take a hormone to ensure the babies brain can
Heavy clotting period. 4 days after it finished I started another period
My "period" started on the 10th of this month. 5 days earlier, except the first day and a half all it was was spotting when I wiped. The whole
Featured Threads
Weird crazy breakup
Here goes. We was together 4 and a half years, lived together for the most of that with her grandparents, yeah moved in pretty quick because of
is my bf racist? is there a future?
I am a bit dumbfounded and confused.. pls comment.. I have been dating my bf for 3 years. I look asian and he looks european. Things have not always
Great conversation but she Ghosted me?!
When I asked for her phone number, she kinda looked at me (the really dude? face). I knew it was over, but seriously it bothers me that we had a
My Girlfriend's Extreme Anger and Dramatic Behavior Are Ruining Our Relationship
This is gonna be a long one. Bear with me.. Okay, so this is my absolute first post on any forum ever. I am a 21 year old male, and I am currently in
Wrapping your head around an incurable condition
How does one do that ? While my condition is not fatal it is incurable and my life quality will steadily deteriorate over time. Most possible will
My mom kept a secret for 28 years
I'm 28 years old, my mom always told me to not sleep around, said she never slept w anyone till she got married, etc. well randomly tonight she tells
Confusing relationship with ex
So my ex and I broke up about 3 months ago. There was a lot of hurt, I was really depressed for the first weeks until I got back on my feet and
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •