An Introduction to Brevicon Drug Interactions
(norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill
that may potentially interact with several other medications. A few of these interactions can be severe enough to lead to unintentional pregnancy. A backup method of birth control (such as condoms) may be necessary in many situations.
If a backup method of contraception is necessary, you may need to use the backup for quite a while (often an entire cycle). Anytime a backup method of birth control is recommended, make sure your healthcare provider explains how long you need to use the backup. If you do not know what to do about any particular Brevicon drug interaction, make sure to use a backup method of birth control until you can check with your healthcare provider, just to be safe.
Some of the medicines that may lead to Brevicon interactions include:
- Amobarbital (Amytal®)
- Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
- Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Primidone (Mysoline®)
- Secobarbital (Seconal®)