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Drug Interactions With Reclipsen

If you are thinking about taking Reclipsen and you are already taking other medications, it is a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about potential drug interactions. With Reclipsen, drug interactions may occur if the contraceptive is taken with antibiotics, barbiturates, or protease inhibitors, to name a few. Some of these interactions can make Reclipsen less effective (increasing your chance of pregnancy) or increase your risk of side effects.

An Introduction to Drug Interactions With Reclipsen

Reclipsen™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is an oral contraceptive and is a generic version of Desogen®. Reclipsen can potentially interact with several other medicines. Many of these interactions can be severe enough to cause accidental pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control may be recommended to avoid pregnancy. Some of the medicines that may lead to Reclipsen interactions include:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) or combination medications that contain atorvastatin (Caduet®, Liptruzet™)
  • Barbiturate medications, including (but not limited to):


    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)







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