Hormonal Contraceptives/Selected Anticonvulsants 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.
Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, your body will process your birth control medicine more quickly.
What might happen:
The effects of your birth control medicine may decrease and cause breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or pregnancy.
What you should do about this interaction:
Talk to your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) as soon as possible about using an additional form of birth control.Take your birth control medicine as directed. Missing doses further increases your risk for pregnancy.Contact your doctor if you experience breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or pregnancy.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.
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