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Altavera Drug Interactions

Dexamethasone (Decadron)
Taking dexamethasone in combination with Altavera may increase your risk of pregnancy. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together, as you may need to use a backup method of birth control.
Modafinil (Provigil)
Modafinil can make Altavera less effective, potentially increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception.
Numerous Seizure Medications
Some seizure 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 seizure medication.
Protease Inhibitors
Taking Altavera in combination with a protease inhibitor may increase your risk of pregnancy and make the protease inhibitor less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before using Altavera with a protease inhibitor.
Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar)
The hormones in Altavera may increase the level of selegiline in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your selegiline dosage or recommend an alternate form of contraception.
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort (a commonly used herbal supplement) may decrease the effectiveness of Altavera, possibly increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take St. John's wort while using Altavera.
Theophylline (Uniphyl, Theocron, TheoCap, Theo-24, Elixophyllin)
Altavera may increase the level of theophylline in your blood, possibly increasing the chance of theophylline side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower theophylline dose or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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