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Altavera Drug Interactions

Altavera Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potential interactions that can occur when Altavera is combined with any of the drugs mentioned above.
Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)
Taking aminoglutethimide and Altavera together increases the risk of pregnancy. Do not use these medications together without first talking to your healthcare provider. You may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms.
Antibiotics
There have been reports of accidental pregnancy occurring in women taking birth control pills with certain antibiotics. However, the significance of this interaction is still uncertain. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause problems than others. Before taking an antibiotic, ask your healthcare provider if you need to use a backup method of contraception.
Aprepitant (Emend)
Aprepitant can make Altavera less effective, perhaps increasing your chance of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together. You may need to use a backup method of contraception.
Barbiturates
Barbiturate medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Altavera too quickly, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Altavera may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, possibly increasing the chance of side effects of cyclosporine. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower dose of cyclosporine, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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