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Drug Interactions With Jencycla

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Jencycla is combined with any of the drugs listed above. If you are unsure about any particular interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, until you can speak with your healthcare provider.
 
Aminoglutethimide
Combining Jencycla with aminoglutethimide may increase your risk of unintentional pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together. You may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms.
 
Antibiotics
There have been reports of accidental pregnancy occurring in women taking birth control pills with certain antibiotics. However, there is disagreement as to how significant and severe these interactions may be. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause problems than others (see Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills). Ask your healthcare provider if you need to use a backup method of contraception any time you take an antibiotic. 
 
Aprepitant
Aprepitant can make Jencycla 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.
 
Barbiturates
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Jencycla too quickly, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
 
Bosentan
Bosentan can make Jencycla 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.
 
Modafinil
Modafinil can make Jencycla less effective, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception.
 
Numerous Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Jencycla 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.
 
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort (a commonly used herbal supplement) may decrease the effectiveness of Jencycla, increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take these products together.
 
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