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Nordette Drug Interactions

Barbiturate medications, aminoglutethimide, protease inhibitors, and dexamethasone are some of the medicines that may potentially interact with Nordette. Drug interactions could increase your risk of side effects and unintentional pregnancy. If you have any questions about any particular Nordette interaction, be sure to use a backup method of contraception until you can talk to your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Nordette Drug Interactions

Nordette® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially interact with numerous other medicines. Sometimes, these interactions can be severe enough to increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy, in which case a backup method of birth control is usually recommended. If you do not know what to do about any particular Nordette drug 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 Nordette 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:



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