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What anti-HIV drugs may interfere with your birth control pills?

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Some meds that treat HIV may interfere with the pill. They include:

Other HIV drugs may be OK. Talk to your doctor about what medicine is best for you.

  • Darunavir (Prezista)
  • Efavirenz (Sustiva)
  • Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra)
  • Nevirapine (Viramune)

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Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

NAM Aidsmap: "Contraception."

Rodriguez M.D., Maria Isabel "What medications mess with birth control?" Bedsider.com

DeRossi, S.S. , October 2002. Dental Clinics of North America

McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois, "Pill Interactions With Other Drugs"

Weisberg, E , May 1999. . Clinical Pharmacokinetics

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Griseofulvin," "Ketoconazole," "St. John's Wort," "Saw palmetto," "Garlic," "Alfalfa," "Flaxseed." Doodipala, S. , March 1, 2010.
Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology

Epilepsy Foundation: "Women FAQ."

Robertson P. , January 2002. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Narcolepsy UK: "All you need to know about modafinil and the pill."

Stanford Medicine: "Psychiatric Medications, Modafinil"

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Questions and Answers: A Trial of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) for the Treatment of Major Depression."

Hall, S.D. , December 2003. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on December 04, 2017

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