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Drug Interactions With Lessina

Barbiturates, theophylline, protease inhibitors, and antibiotics are some of the medications that may cause drug interactions with Lessina. Taking the birth control pill with certain medicines can increase your risk of unintentional pregnancy. If you are unsure about any particular Lessina drug interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Lessina Drug Interactions

Lessina® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Levlite®. It can potentially interact with several other medicines. Many of these interactions can be severe enough to increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control may be recommended in many cases. If you are unsure about any particular interaction, it is a good idea to use backup birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider, just in case. Some of the medicines that may lead to Lessina interactions include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Barbiturate medications, including (but not limited to):

 

    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Primidone (Mysoline®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)

 

  • Protease inhibitors, such as:

 

Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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