Hormonal Contraceptives/Brigatinib Interactions
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Brigatinib may speed up how quickly your body processes your hormonal contraceptive.
What might happen:
Hormonal contraceptives (e.g. "the pill", patches, implants, some IUDs, and the ring) may not be effective while you are taking brigatinib and you may become pregnant if you do not use other forms of birth control.
What you should do about this interaction:
Make sure your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. You should use a back-up form of birth control (e.g. condoms) or a non-hormonal form of birth control while taking brigatinib. If you have questions about your birth control, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
- 1.Alunbrig (brigatinib) US prescribing information. Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. April, 2017..