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Drug Interactions With Gildagia

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Gildagia is combined with any of the drugs listed above. It is important to note that if a backup method of contraception is necessary, it may be advised to use it for quite a while (often an entire cycle). Any time a backup method of birth control is recommended, make sure your healthcare provider explains how long you need to use it.
 
If you do not know what to do about any particular Gildagia drug interaction, make sure to use a backup method of birth control until you can check with your healthcare provider, just to be safe.
 
Aminoglutethimide  
Taking Gildagia and aminoglutethimide together increases the risk of pregnancy. Do not use these medications together without first talking to your healthcare provider. You may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms.
 
Anastrozole
Medications with estrogen, including Gildagia, can make anastrozole less effective. In general, such combinations are not recommended.
 
Antibiotics
There have been reports of accidental pregnancy occurring in women taking birth control pills with certain antibiotics. However, there is disagreement as to how significant and severe these interactions may be. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause problems than others (see Antibiotics and Birth Control Pills). Ask your healthcare provider if you need to use a backup method of contraception any time you take an antibiotic.
 
Aprepitant
Aprepitant can make Gildagia less effective, perhaps increasing your chance of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together. You may need to use a backup method of contraception. People undergoing chemotherapy commonly use aprepitant, and it is usually very important for women having chemotherapy to avoid pregnancy.
 
Barbiturate Medications
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Gildagia too quickly, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
 
Bile Acid Sequestrants
Bile acid sequestrants may decrease the absorption of Gildagia into the body, making it less effective. To avoid this interaction, separate these two drugs by as much time as possible (at least several hours).
 
Cyclosporine
Gildagia may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, increasing the chance of side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower cyclosporine dose, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
 
Modafinil
Modafinil can make Gildagia less effective, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception.
 
Pimozide
As with other birth control pills, Gildagia may increase the level of pimozide in the blood, increasing the risk for dangerous side effects. In general, such combinations are not recommended.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Using Gildagia 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 Gildagia with a protease inhibitor.
 
Selegiline
The hormones in Gildagia 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.
 
Some Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Gildagia 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.
 
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort (a commonly used herbal supplement) may decrease the effectiveness of Gildagia, increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take St. John's wort while using Gildagia.
 

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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