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Drug Interactions With Viorele

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Viorele is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Aminoglutethimide  
Aminoglutethimide can make Viorele less effective, possibly increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider before using these medications together. 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. 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 Viorele 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.
 
Atorvastatin
Atorvastatin may increase the level of Viorele in your blood, which can increase your risk of Viorele side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Barbiturates
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Viorele too quickly, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Ask your healthcare provider if you should use a different method of contraception while taking a barbiturate.
 
Cyclosporine  
Viorele may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, increasing the chance of side effects of cyclosporine. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower dose of cyclosporine, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
 
Many Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Viorele 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.
 
Modafinil  
Modafinil can make Viorele less effective, increasing your risk of pregnancy. Talk with your healthcare provider, as you may need to use a backup method of contraception.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Using Viorele 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 Viorele with a protease inhibitor.
 
Selegiline  
The hormones in Viorele 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.
 
St. John's Wort
St. John's wort (a commonly used herbal supplement) may decrease the effectiveness of Viorele, increasing the chance of pregnancy. In general, you should not take St. John's wort while using Viorele.
 
Theophylline  
Viorele may increase the level of theophylline in your blood, increasing the chance of theophylline side effects. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower theophylline dose, or you may need to switch to a different method of contraception.
 

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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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