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Drug Interactions With Cesia

Drug interactions can occur if Cesia is taken with barbiturates, cyclosporine, or antibiotics, among other things. Since these drug interactions with Cesia may lead to an increased risk of side effects or pregnancy, you should tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking. If drug interactions with Cesia are a concern, you may need a backup method of birth control.

Drug Interactions With Cesia: An Overview

Cesia (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can interact with a number of other medicines. Many of these interactions can be quite severe and may even lead to accidental pregnancy. In these instances, a backup method of birth control may be required. If you are ever unsure what to do about a Cesia drug interaction, be sure to use backup birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Cesia include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) or combination medications that contain atorvastatin (Caduet®, Liptruzet™)
  • Barbiturates, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
(Cesia is a generic version of the birth control pill Cyclessa®. The drug interactions with Cesia also apply to Cyclessa.)
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