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Levlite Drug Interactions

When certain medications are taken together with Levlite, drug interactions may occur that could increase your risk of unintentional pregnancy. Some of these medications include cyclosporine, dexamethasone, protease inhibitors, and barbiturates. If you are unsure about any particular Levlite interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Levlite Drug Interactions

Levlite® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially interact with numerous other medicines. Many of these interactions can be severe enough to increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control may be recommended in many cases. If you are unsure about any particular interaction, it is a good idea to use backup birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider, just in case. Some of the medicines that may lead to Levlite interactions include:
 
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, including (but not limited to):

 

    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)

 

 

 

  • Protease inhibitors, such as:

 

 

(Levlite is equivalent to Lessina® and Sronyxbirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to both of these medications.)
 
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