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Drug Interactions With Amethia

Cyclosporine
Amethia 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 cyclosporine dosage, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
Modafinil
Modafinil can make Amethia less effective, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception while you are taking modafinil.
Protease Inhibitors
Using Amethia with a protease inhibitor may increase your risk of pregnancy and can make the protease inhibitor less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining Amethia with a protease inhibitor.
Selegiline
The hormones in Amethia may increase the level of selegiline in your blood, which could increase your risk of side effects. Your healthcare provider may need to lower your selegiline dosage, or may recommend an alternate form of contraception.
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort (a commonly used herbal supplement) may decrease the effectiveness of Amethia, potentially increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take St. John's wort while using Amethia.
Theophylline
Amethia 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. Your theophylline dosage may need to be reduced, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all Amethia drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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