Altavera Drug Interactions

A number of drugs are known to interact with Altavera. These reactions could be severe enough to increase your risk of unintentional pregnancy, so it's important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking any medications with this birth control pill. Reactions may occur if Altavera is combined with products such as antibiotics, certain seizure medications, or St. John's wort, to name a few.

An Overview of Interactions With Altavera

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®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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