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Yasmin Drug Interactions

Yasmin Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Yasmin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
ACE Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)
Combining Yasmin with ACE inhibitors or ARBs can increase the risk of high potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia). Your healthcare provider should regularly check your potassium levels, particularly during the first cycle that you use Yasmin.
Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren)
Aminoglutethimide can make Yasmin 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 and certain antibiotics. However, the significance of this interaction is uncertain. It is known that rifampin (Rifadin®) and minocycline (Minocin®) can make Yasmin less effective. If you have to take an antibiotic, ask your healthcare provider if you need a backup method of contraception.
Aprepitant (Emend)
Aprepitant can make Yasmin 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 (Lipitor)
Atorvastatin may increase the level of Yasmin in your blood, which may increase your risk of Yasmin side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Barbiturates
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Yasmin too quickly, possibly 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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