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Drug Interactions With Tri-Linyah

Make sure to inform your healthcare provider about all other medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are taking before starting Tri-Linyah. Drug interactions can occur when this birth control pill is taken in combination with products such as certain antibiotics, St. John's wort, and many seizure medications. Interactions such as these may decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pill, increasing your risk of an unintentional pregnancy.

An Overview of Tri-Linyah Interactions

Tri-Linyah® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Ortho Tri-Cyclen®. It may react with a number of other products. Some of these interactions can be significant enough to lead to accidental pregnancy, and a backup method of birth control (such as condoms) may be recommended in many cases. If you do not know what to do about any particular Tri-Linyah drug interaction, it is a good idea to use a backup method of birth control until you can speak with your healthcare provider, just in case.
Some of the drugs that can interact with Tri-Linyah include but are not limited to:
  • Aminoglutethimide (Cytadren®)
  • Antibiotics
  • Aprepitant (Emend®)
  • Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) or combination medications that contain atorvastatin (Caduet®, Liptruzet™)
  • Barbiturate medications, such as:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
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