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Drug Interactions With Zeosa

Antibiotics aren't the only medicine that can react negatively with Zeosa. Drug interactions may occur if the birth control pill is combined with barbiturates, protease inhibitors, and St. John's wort, among other things. To ensure your safety and Zeosa's effectiveness as a contraceptive, tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking.

An Introduction to Zeosa Interactions

Zeosa™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially react with numerous other medicines. People automatically think of antibiotics when discussing drug interactions with birth control pills, but antibiotics are not the only medications that can interact with Zeosa.
If you are not sure how to handle any particular drug interaction, it is wise to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) until you can check with your healthcare provider.
Some of the drugs that may react with Zeosa include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)

Zeosa Birth Control Information

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