Femodette and Other Medications

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There are a number of medications that can affect Femodette and cause it to become ineffective. If you are taking any of these medications for the long term, it is best that you find another method of contraception that will be more successful. The pill can also have an effect on other types of medicines and change the way they affect your body. Therefore, you should let your doctor know if you are using any other type of medication so that they can check its interaction with the contraceptive pill.

The major class of drugs that render the pill ineffective are antibiotics. If you are only going to be using these for a short period of time then you need to use extra protection but if you are going to be using antibiotics for more than 2 weeks you should consider other methods of contraception.  Drugs used to treat epilepsy also affect how the pill works and make it much less effective at preventing pregnancy. If you take barbiturates, phenylbutazone, griseofulvin or St Johns wort, the pill will not protect you from pregnancy.

The pill can also affect other medications and make them less ineffective. For example, if you take any medication for diabetes, you may need a stronger dose or you may need to increase the amount of insulin you use. There are a number of other medications that can be affected by the pill so you should check with your doctor to make sure that none are going to be affected by Femodette. If they are affected, the doctor may change your dose of medication or determine that Femodette is not the right contraception for you to use.

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