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Question: ortho-evra patch and topamax and anti-depressants

 msdrea83 - Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:49 pm

i'm on the ortho-evra patch and i also take topamax (for nerve pain), along with effexor for nerve pain (i do know its an anti-depressant) and trazadone for help with sleeping (i know that's an anti-depressant too). i just wanted to know if any of those effect the patch and its efficiency?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:54 am

User avatar Topamax can reduce the effectiveness of the pill, but if the strength is increased it will be just as effective as without the medication.

The trazodone and Efffexor will not affect it.
 msdrea83 - Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:37 pm

will it make a difference that its the patch and not the pill?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:46 am

User avatar No, this applies to any type of hormonal birth control, pills, patches or shots, however Lamictal and Neurontin do not have an effect. You want to talk to your doctor about these.
 msdrea83 - Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:08 pm

thank you

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