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LemonAndLimeSweets
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Hi

I'm currently on the oral contraceptive "Microgynon 30ED" and have been since June 2010.

I am also taking 10mg of Amitriptyline for nerve pain each night.

I will be staying with my boyfriend soon. So I was wondering if the Amitriptyline interfere with the pill?

Thanks

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Robin Lee
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HI LemonAndLimeSweets,

Based on the information we have, Amitriptyline doesn't interact with oral contraceptives. The best way to find out for sure is to talk to a pharmacist or to the doctor who prescribed the medications for you.

It's always a good idea when being prescribed a medication to make sure your doctor knows about all other medications you're taking to make sure there aren't interactions. Just a little tip. [Smile]

You also always have the option of using a second method of birth control such as condoms. Condoms are also a good option as they are the only form of contraception to offer protection against STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

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LemonAndLimeSweets
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Hi Robin

My doctor knows I am taking the pill as well, and did not mention that they would interact, so I assumed it was fine.

I am planning to talk to a pharmacist, as I don't have time to make a doctors appointment.

Thank you very much for the information (:

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Robin Lee
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You're most welcome.

If your doctor didn't mention any interactions, I suspect there aren't any. [Smile]

Best of luck.

If you have more questions, just let us know.

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Robin

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