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Covaryx Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Covaryx is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Barbiturates
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Covaryx too quickly, possibly leading to low levels of Covaryx in the body. Although this can make Covaryx less effective, it is not considered a dangerous or serious drug interaction.
 
Certain Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Covaryx too quickly, which could lead to low levels of Covaryx in the body. Although this can make Covaryx less effective, it is not a dangerous drug interaction.
 
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Covaryx may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, possibly increasing the chance of side effects of cyclosporine. Talk with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. You may need a lower cyclosporine dose, or you may need to switch to one of the many Covaryx alternatives.
 
Insulin Medications
Testosterone medications (such as the one in Covaryx) may decrease your blood sugar. Your healthcare provider may need to decrease your insulin dosage while you are taking Covaryx.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Protease inhibitors can decrease the ability of your liver to metabolize Covaryx, possibly leading to high levels of Covaryx in the body. This may increase the risk of Covaryx side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Covaryx with a protease inhibitor.
 
Rifamycin Antibiotics
Rifamycin antibiotics may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Covaryx too quickly, possibly leading to low levels of Covaryx in the body. Although this can make Covaryx less effective, it is not a dangerous drug interaction.
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