Drug Interactions With Alyacen
Make sure your healthcare provider knows if you are taking any other medications, vitamins, or supplements before you start taking Alyacen. Drug interactions can occur when this birth control pill is combined with products such as barbiturates, St. John's wort, and certain antibiotics. Some of these interactions may decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill, which may increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
An Overview of Alyacen InteractionsAlyacen™ (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol) may react with a number of other products. Because some of these interactions can lead to accidental pregnancy, a backup method of birth control may be recommended in some situations.
If you are unsure about any particular drug interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider. Sometimes, a backup method is recommended for quite a while (in some cases, an entire cycle). Your healthcare provider can give you more specific instructions about using a backup form of birth control.
Because many medications react with Alyacen, you should make sure that all of your healthcare providers know you are taking it. Any time you start a new medication, check with your healthcare provider about possible drug interactions with Alyacen. Some of the products that may lead to interactions include:
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
- Modafinil (Provigil®) or armodafinil (Nuvigil®)
- Numerous seizure medications, such as:
- Protease inhibitors, such as: