Drug Interactions With Junel Fe
Protease inhibitors, antibiotics, and several seizure medications may interact with Junel Fe. Drug interactions such as these can interfere with the effectiveness of Junel Fe, increasing your chances of getting pregnant. Some of these drug interactions with Junel Fe can also increase your risk of developing side effects. Prior to taking it, tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking.
Junel® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) can potentially interact with several other medicines. These interactions can be severe enough to cause accidental pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control may be recommended in many cases. If you are taking any medication that interacts with Junel Fe and increases the risk of pregnancy, check with your healthcare provider about how long to use a backup method of birth control (it may be longer than you would guess).
Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions with Junel Fe include:
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Dexamethasone (Decadron®)
- Many seizure medications, such as:
- Selegiline (Eldepryl®, Emsam®, Zelapar®)
- St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
- Theophylline (Uniphyl®, Theochron®, TheoCap®, Theo-24®, Elixophyllin®).