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Femcon Fe Drug Interactions

Before taking Femcon Fe, it is important to know that certain medications (such as antibiotics or various seizure medications) may cause interactions with Femcon Fe. Drug interactions such as these can make the birth control pill less effective, increasing your chance of pregnancy. Other drug interactions with Femcon Fe can also alter the amount of the medications in your blood, perhaps increasing your risk of side effects.

An Introduction to Femcon Fe Drug Interactions

Femcon® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially interact with numerous other medicines. Stories abound about women getting pregnant after taking birth control pills and antibiotics together, but antibiotics are not the only medications that can interact with Femcon Fe. If you are not sure how to handle any particular Femcon Fe drug interaction, it is wise to use a backup method of contraception (such as condoms) until you can check with your healthcare provider.
Some of the medications that may lead to Femcon Fe drug interactions include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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