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Estrostep Fe Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Estrostep Fe is combined with any of the drugs listed above. It is important to note that if a backup method of contraception is necessary, you may need to use this for quite a while (often an entire cycle), depending on your particular situation.
Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)
Taking Estrostep Fe and aminoglutethimide together increases the risk of pregnancy. Do not use these medications together without checking with your healthcare provider first. You may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms.
There have been reports of accidental pregnancy occurring in women taking birth control pills with certain antibiotics. However, it is still uncertain how significant this interaction may be. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause problems than others. Ask your healthcare provider if you need a backup method of contraception any time you take an antibiotic.
Aprepitant (Emend)
Aprepitant can make Estrostep Fe less effective, perhaps increasing your chance of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together. You may need to use a backup method of contraception. People undergoing chemotherapy commonly use aprepitant, and it is usually important for women who are having chemotherapy to avoid pregnancy.
Barbiturate Medications
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Estrostep Fe too quickly, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Estrostep Fe may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, possibly increasing the chance of side effects of cyclosporine. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower cyclosporine dose, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
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