Drug Interactions With Emoquette
Many Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Emoquette too quickly, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a seizure medication.
Modafinil can make Emoquette less effective, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception when taking both of these drugs.
Using Emoquette together with a protease inhibitor may increase your risk of pregnancy and can make the protease inhibitor less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.
Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar)
The hormones in Emoquette may increase the level of selegiline in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your selegiline dosage or may recommend an alternate form of contraception.
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort, a commonly used herbal supplement, may decrease the effectiveness of Emoquette, increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take St. John's wort while using Emoquette.
Theophylline (Uniphyl, Theochron, TheoCap, Theo-24, Elixophyllin)
Emoquette may increase the level of theophylline in your blood, increasing the chance of theophylline side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower theophylline dosage, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
Final ThoughtsIt is possible that not every Emoquette drug interaction was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.