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More Information on Drug Interactions With ElinestThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Elinest is combined with any of the drugs listed above. If a backup method of contraception is necessary, sometimes it is advised to use the backup for quite a while (often an entire cycle), depending on your particular situation.
If a backup method of birth control is recommended, make sure to ask your healthcare provider about exactly how long you should use it. In addition, if you are unsure about any particular drug interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of contraception until you can speak with your healthcare provider.
Aminoglutethimide can make Elinest less effective, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together. You may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms.
Aprepitant can make Elinest 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. Aprepitant is commonly used by people undergoing chemotherapy, and it is often very important for women having chemotherapy to avoid pregnancy.
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Elinest too quickly, which could increase your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
There have been reports of accidental pregnancy occurring in women taking birth control pills and certain antibiotics. However, the significance of this interaction is still uncertain. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause problems than others. Ask your healthcare provider if you need to use a backup method of contraception while you are taking an antibiotic (see Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills for more information).
If it is very important for you to avoid pregnancy, it might be a good idea to use a backup method of contraception while taking any antibiotics; however, this will likely be unnecessary in many cases.