Brevicon Drug Interactions

Many Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Brevicon too quickly, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a seizure medication.
Modafinil (Provigil)
Modafinil can make Brevicon less effective, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception.
Protease Inhibitors
Using Brevicon together with a protease inhibitor may increase your risk of pregnancy and can make the protease inhibitor less effective. Talk with your healthcare provider before using Brevicon with a protease inhibitor.
Selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar)
The hormones in Brevicon 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 may recommend an alternate form of contraception.
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort (a commonly used herbal supplement) can decrease the effectiveness of Brevicon, increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take St. John's wort while using Brevicon.

Final Thoughts on Brevicon Drug Interactions

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