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Generess Fe Drug Interactions

Before using Generess Fe, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking. If certain medicines (such as barbiturates, protease inhibitors, or certain seizure medications) are taken with Generess Fe, drug interactions may occur that could alter the amount of the medications in your blood. Some of these reactions may decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy.

An Overview of Interactions With Generess Fe

Generess™ Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) may react with a number of other medications. Stories abound about women getting pregnant after taking birth control pills and antibiotics together, but antibiotics are not the only medications that interact with Generess Fe.
If you are unsure of how to handle any particular drug interaction, it is wise to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) until you can check with your healthcare provider. Some of the medications that may lead to Generess Fe interactions include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
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