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I take the birth control patch, and I sometimes use

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Dr. Richa Agarwal


Practicing since :1999

Answered : 3347 Questions

Posted on Fri, 5 Apr 2019 in Women's Health
Question: I take the birth control patch, and I sometimes use flonase. However, I have read that apparently, I'm not supposed to do that, but with no reason why. Additionally, doctors have always been fine with my taking them together. Should I stop? I'm especially concerned because flonase is the only allergy medication that works for me.
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can use together.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting us about your healthcare.
I have gone through your history and understand your concern.
As flunase is a steroid it can interact with oral contraceptive pill action.
It may decrease the function of oral contraceptive pills.
But as we use flunase nasally it's effect on systemic circulation is very less.
Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck
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