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Drug Interactions With Philith

Women who are taking Philith need to tell their healthcare provider about all other medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements they are taking. Negative interactions can occur when Philith is combined with certain drugs, including barbiturate medications, St. John's wort, and some seizure medications. Some of these reactions may increase your risk for side effects or can lead to unintentional pregnancy.

An Introduction to Philith Interactions

Philith™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) may react with a number of other products. In some cases, these interactions can be severe enough to lead to unintentional pregnancy. In such situations, a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, may be required.
(Philith is a generic version of Ovcon® 35. The information in this article also applies to Ovcon 35.)
Some of the drugs that can interact with Philith include but are not limited to:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
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