You can take other medicines with local steroid injections. However, if you’re taking a drug that thins the blood (an anticoagulant) such as warfarin, you may need an extra blood test to make sure that your blood is not too thin to have the injection. This is because of the risk of bleeding into the joint.
There's no particular reason to avoid alcohol after local steroid injections.
Current guidelines state that steroids are not harmful in pregnancy or breastfeeding so single steroid injections shouldn't affect fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding and can be useful treatments in this situation. If you're pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before having a local steroid injection.
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