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Medication and Birth Control

07/06/2010

Question:

I am taking Tramadol and flexeril for my back along with my Birth Control. Will they have any affects on my BC, so does it still work as effective as it should?

Answer:

Tramadol and flexeril will not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills. 

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Response by:

Debra K Gardner, PhamD Debra K Gardner, PhamD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University