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Drug Interactions With Aviane

Drug interactions with Aviane can occur when it is combined with antibiotics, Tegretol, and Topamax. These drug interactions can lead to increased risk of pregnancy and side effects, among other things. Therefore, it's important to talk with your healthcare provider about the drug interactions with Aviane that may apply to you. You may need to use a backup method of birth control.

Drug Interactions With Aviane: An Overview

Aviane® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially interact with several other medicines. Many of these interactions can be severe enough to cause accidental pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control may be recommended in many cases. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Aviane include:
 
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
     
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
 
 
 
(Aviane is equivalent to Alesse®, Falmina™, Lutera™, and Orsythiabirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to these medications.)
 
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