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Ovcon Drug Interactions

Ovcon Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Ovcon 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 the backup 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 the backup.
If you do not know what to do about any particular Ovcon 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 (Cytadren)
Taking Ovcon 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).
Antibiotics
There have been reports of accidental pregnancy occurring in women taking birth control pills together with certain antibiotics. However, the significance of this interaction is still uncertain. Some antibiotics are more likely to cause problems than others. Any time you take an antibiotic, make sure to ask your healthcare provider if you need to use a backup method of contraception.
Aprepitant (Emend)
Aprepitant can make Ovcon 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 Ovcon too quickly, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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