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I am currently on beyaz birth control and have been for quite

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I am currently on beyaz birth control and have been for quite a while. Last week I had a steroid shot for severe asthma/ wheezing. Will the steroid shot lower the effectiveness of my birth control pill, and if so how long will I need backup birth control?
The possibility of the injection hampering the effect of the birth control pills is not a very likely one but if it were to do so you should you should use back up protection for two weeks after the shot.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

so steroid shots are not shown to lower effectiveness like antibiotics?

Not really--if they have any effect at all it's very minor. I personally wouldn't tell you to worry about this but since I'm not your doctor I'm obligated to say what I did above.
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