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Thyroid replacement medications, rifamycin antibiotics, and certain seizure medications may interact with Alora. Drug interactions could decrease the effectiveness of Alora or increase your risk of developing side effects. To help prevent drug interactions with Alora, it is important to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking before starting hormone replacement therapy.

An Introduction to Alora Drug Interactions

Alora® (estradiol patch) has the potential to interact with numerous other medications, although many of the Alora drug interactions are not serious. Some of the medicines that may lead to drug interactions include:
 
  • Barbiturates, such as:
 
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
 
  • Certain antifungal medications or antibiotics, such as:
 
    • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
    • Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)
    • Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
    • Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
    • Miconazole
    • Telithromycin (Ketek®)
 
  • Certain seizure medications, such as:
 
 
 
 
  • Rifamycin antibiotics, including rifabutin (Mycobutin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), and rifapentine (Priftin®)
  • St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), an herbal supplement
  • Thyroid replacement medications, such as:
 
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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