Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel (Generic Logynon ED tablets) is an oral contraceptive pill prescribed to women, aimed at preventing pregnancy. How can you stay safe while taking Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel?
Some foods are known to react with certain medications, which is why these foods should be excluded from the diet.
However, Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel is not known to react with any foods. If you have any concerns about your diet, consult your GP or prescriber to find out how you can maintain a healthy diet while taking Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel.
Breast-feeding mothers are not recommended to take Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel, as this medication can be passed into breast milk, and therefore interfere with breast-feeding. If you wish to go back on birth control after your baby has been born, it is best to consult your doctor or pharmacist to see which would be a suitable form of birth control that will not interfere with your decision to breast-feed.
When you are taking more than one medication at the same time, it is likely that you will come across drug interference. Sometimes your GP may choose to prescribe Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel when he or she knows that you are also taking another medication that will interfere with the birth control, as the benefits of taking the medications together far outweigh the risks. However, if that is the case, your dosage may need to be adjusted and you may be monitored more closely to ensure that you do not suffer from any adverse side effects.
Drugs that are known to interact with Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel include Primidone, Phenobarbital, Rifampcin, Carbamazepine, liver enzyme inducers, barbiturates and antibiotics. You should disclose to your prescriber any over-the-counter medications you have purchased, as these can also interact with Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel.
If you are taking complementary medicines along with Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel, you should be aware of the associated risks to your health. Let your prescriber know of any complementary medicines that you are currently taken, or plan to take. Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel is known to react with St. John’s Wort.
If you have started taking Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel, find out how you can stay safe while taking this medication. Breast-feeding mothers are not recommended to take Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel, and this drug is known to interact with other medications, including complementary medicines.
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