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Before taking any other medications with Modicon, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider. Several medications can interfere with the effectiveness of Modicon, and may lead to unintentional pregnancy. Some of the medications that may cause Modicon drug interactions include certain antibiotics, many seizure medications, and cyclosporine. These interactions can also alter the amount of the medications in your blood, possibly increasing your risk of side effects.

An Introduction to Modicon Drug Interactions

Modicon® (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill that may potentially interact with several other medications. A few of these interactions can be severe enough to lead to unintentional pregnancy. A backup method of birth control (such as condoms) may be necessary in many situations. Some of the medicines that may lead to Modicon interactions include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturates, including (but not limited to):


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






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