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Elestrin Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Elestrin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Barbiturate
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Elestrin too rapidly, leading to low levels of Elestrin in the body. This can make Elestrin less effective, but it is not a serious drug interaction.
 
Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
Elestrin may increase the level of cyclosporine in your blood, 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 Elestrin alternatives.
 
Hypothyroidism Medications
If you take medications for an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) together with Elestrin, your healthcare provider may need to increase the dose of your thyroid medication. Your healthcare provider should monitor you and make any necessary adjustments.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Protease inhibitors may decrease the ability of your liver to metabolize Elestrin, leading to high levels of Elestrin in the body. This may increase the risk of Elestrin side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Elestrin with a protease inhibitor.
 
Rifamycin Antibiotics
Rifamycin antibiotics may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Elestrin too quickly, leading to low levels of Elestrin in the body. Although this can make Elestrin less effective, it is not a dangerous drug interaction.
 
Some Seizure Medications
Some seizure medications may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Elestrin too quickly, leading to low levels of Elestrin in the body. Although this can make Elestrin less effective, it is not a dangerous drug interaction.
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