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Several medications can cause drug interactions with Heather, including antibiotics, barbiturates, and numerous seizure medicines. Many of these interactions can be serious enough to cause unintentional pregnancy, so it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control if you are concerned about potential drug interactions until you can speak with your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Heather Interactions

Heather® (norethindrone) can potentially interact 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 medicines that may lead to Heather interactions include:
 
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, including but not limited to:
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    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
 
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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