Prednisone and Ortho-cyclen

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hana24
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   Posted 1/12/2008 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I found a website that says that prednisone and ortho-cyclen-lo should not be taken together. Does anyone know if prednisone just makes the birth control less effective or if it is dangerous to take together? I think ortho-cyclen-lo is a patch form of ortho-cyclen which I take. Does anyone else take both of these?
Jessica 26/F
Asacol 3pills /three times a day(from 2 pills/ three times a day)
Prednisone 40Mg/day taper every 5 days
Culturelle once daily/ three times a day
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day)


dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never heard of that. I take a regular BCP and I've used pred with it...

Might be worth calling your pharmacist for more info :) I'd be interested to hear what s/he has to say about it.
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basa0806
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   Posted 1/13/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on the pill form the at the same time I took pred and never saw a warning. I would definitely talk to you dr or pharmacist to make sure though. :)

Sam

Diagnosed in September 2004

Currently on...4800mg Asacol, 25mg Elavil, Ortho Tricyclen and some immodium

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jujub
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   Posted 1/13/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's a site that talks about drug interactions with hormone drugs and steroids. It's in real English, too:

http://health.yahoo.com/birthcontrol-resources/birth-control-pills-and-other-medications/healthwise--aa148130.html
Judy
 
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Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
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