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Drug Interactions With Jinteli Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Jinteli is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Barbiturates
Barbiturates may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Jinteli too quickly, leading to low levels of Jinteli in the body. Although this can make Jinteli less effective, it is not a serious drug interaction.
 
Certain Antibiotics or Antifungals
Some antibiotic or antifungal medications may decrease the ability of your liver to metabolize Jinteli, leading to high levels of Jinteli in the body. This may increase the risk for Jinteli side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Jinteli with certain antibiotics or antifungals.
 
Cyclosporine
Estrogen and progestin hormones, such as the ones in Jinteli, 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 Jinteli alternatives.
 
Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit juice may decrease the ability of your liver to metabolize Jinteli, leading to high levels of Jinteli in the body. This may increase the risk for Jinteli side effects.
 
Protease Inhibitors
Protease inhibitors may decrease the ability of your liver to metabolize Jinteli, leading to high levels of Jinteli in the body. This may increase the risk for Jinteli side effects. Check with your healthcare provider before combining Jinteli with a protease inhibitor.
 
Rifamycin Antibiotics
Rifamycin antibiotics may cause your body to metabolize the hormones in Jinteli too quickly, leading to low levels of Jinteli in the body. Although this can make Jinteli less effective, it is not a dangerous drug interaction.
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