Drug Interactions With Marlissa
Let your healthcare provider know if you are taking any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements before taking Marlissa. Drug interactions can occur when this birth control pill is taken in combination with products such as many seizure medications, St. John's wort, and some antibiotics. Interactions such as these may decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill, which may lead to an unintentional pregnancy.
An Introduction to Marlissa InteractionsMarlissa™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) may react with a number of other products. Some of these interactions can be significant enough to lead to accidental pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control (such as condoms) may be recommended in many cases. If you do not know what to do about any particular Marlissa drug interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider, just in case.
Some of the drugs that can interact with Marlissa include but are not limited to:
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
- Modafinil (Provigil®)
- Numerous seizure medications, such as:
- Protease inhibitors, such as:
- Selegiline (Eldepryl®, Emsam®, Zelapar®)
- St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
- Theophylline (Uniphyl®, Theochron®, TheoCap®, Theo-24®, Elixophyllin®).