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can anyone take contraception injection with taking phenytoin? theres Depo-Provera or noristerat

posted February 20, 2018
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A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Good luck, hope it goes ok, nothing worse than not knowing if something will affect your medication as consequences can be horrible.

posted March 8, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

thanks for the advice! (: yes I'm a bit nervous with the injection. ive been ok with the pill but isn't strong enough with tablets. i'll check my doctor, thanks again (:

posted March 8, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have had the contraceptive injection a number of years ago (not sure of name) while taking tegretol (carbamazepine) and seizure frequency did not change. I would speak to dr though as I know some hormone based contraceptives can affect certain anti convulsants. I took the pill for about a week before I had a seizure when I’d not had one for over a year, so I was quickly taken off it and had the coil instead.

posted March 7, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Depo-Provera in the uk is a contraception

posted February 27, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

The depo shot helps seizures but not the pill

posted February 26, 2018

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