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Drug Interactions With Jencycla

If barbiturate medications, antibiotics, or seizure medications are taken with Jencycla, drug interactions could occur. These potentially negative interactions may decrease the effectiveness of Jencycla, increasing your risk of unintentional pregnancy. Other medicines that may cause adverse reactions include aminoglutethimide, modafinil, and aprepitant, just to name a few.


An Introduction to Jencycla Interactions

Jencycla™ (norethindrone) can potentially react with numerous other medicines. Many of these interactions can be severe enough to lead to unintentional pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control (such as condoms) may be recommended in many cases. Some of the drugs that may interact with Jencycla include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
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