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Drug Interactions With Caziant

If certain products, such as seizure medications, cyclosporine, St. John's wort, or theophylline, are combined with Caziant, drug interactions could occur. In some cases, taking these medications together can reduce the effectiveness of Caziant. In other cases, the risk of side effects may be increased. Your healthcare provider will tell you what to do when taking other drugs with Caziant.

An Overview of Caziant Interactions

Caziant™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can react with a number of other medicines. Many of these drug interactions can be quite severe and may even lead to accidental pregnancy. In these instances, a backup method of birth control may be required. If you ever have questions about possible interactions with Caziant, be sure to use backup birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider.
 
(Caziant is a generic version of the brand-name birth control pill Cyclessa®.)
 
Some of the drugs that may lead to Caziant interactions include:
 
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) or combination medications that contain atorvastatin (Caduet®, Liptruzet™)
  • Barbiturates, such as:
     
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
 
 
 
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