An Overview of Interactions With Altavera
™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially interact with several other medicines. Sometimes, these interactions can be severe enough to lead to unintentional pregnancy. In many situations, a backup method of birth control, such as condoms, may be advised.
If you do not know what to do about any particular drug interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of contraception until you can speak with your healthcare provider.
Some of the medicines that can lead to Altavera drug interactions include but are not limited to:
- Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
- Aprepitant (Emend®)
- Barbiturate medications, such as:
- Amobarbital (Amytal®)
- Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
- Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Primidone (Mysoline®)
- Secobarbital (Seconal®)
- Protease inhibitors, such as: