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techie
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I take diclofenac on a semi-regular basis (as in, I don't take it every morning and night on prescription, but I use it to treat pain which I do get 3-5 times a week), and I have no idea if it will interfere with the pill, or vice-versa. I looked at the things that will interfere with the pill, but I can't actually find what makes up dicolefenac, or at least, I haven't really understood it.

I'm kind of hoping that, what with Scarleteen's collective exhaustive knowledge of birth control, I can be told if I can take these together and not have reduced effectivity of contraception, or of pain relief (which is actually the more immediate priority, being not currently sexually active, but fairly regularly in pain)

Any enlightenment would help xD

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Diclofenac is a type of painkiller called "non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs". Drugs in that class are not known to interact with birth control medicines at all- ie you can take them together. Your pharmacist can also help you with these kind of queries anytime [Smile] .

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Fantastic. Thankyou =D
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