My pills are Tri- Sprintec. Will my anti depressant make my birth control any less effective?
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
Celexa (citalopram) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Tri-Sprintec (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate) interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
ethinyl estradiol ↔ food
Applies to: Tri-Sprintec (ethinyl estradiol/norgestimate)
The coadministration with grapefruit juice may increase the bioavailability of oral estrogens. The proposed mechanism is inhibition of CYP450 3A4-mediated first-pass metabolism in the gut wall induced by certain compounds present in grapefruits. In a small, randomized, crossover study, the administration of ethinyl estradiol with grapefruit juice (compared to herbal tea) increased peak plasma drug concentration (Cmax) by 37% and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) by 28%. Based on these findings, grapefruit juice is unlikely to affect the overall safety profile of ethinyl estradiol. However, as with other drug interactions involving grapefruit juice, the pharmacokinetic alterations are subject to a high degree of interpatient variability. Also, the effect on other estrogens has not been studied.
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