Prednisone and Ortho-cyclen

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   Posted 1/12/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
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
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   Posted 1/12/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
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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   Posted 1/13/2008 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
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. :)


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   Posted 1/13/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's a site that talks about drug interactions with hormone drugs and steroids. It's in real English, too:
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