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Drug interactions between Alesse and Control

Results for the following 2 drugs:
Alesse (ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel)
Control (phenylpropanolamine)

Interactions between your drugs

There were no interactions found in our database between Alesse and Control. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.

Alesse

A total of 593 drugs (2836 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Alesse.

Control

A total of 482 drugs (3511 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Control.

Drug and food interactions

Moderate

phenylpropanolamine food

Applies to: Control (phenylpropanolamine)

Using phenylpropanolamine with alcohol can increase the risk of cardiovascular side effects such as increased heart rate, chest pain, or blood pressure changes. In addition, you may also be more likely to experience nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, depression, and difficulty concentrating. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with phenylpropanolamine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of phenylpropanolamine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.

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Minor

ethinyl estradiol food

Applies to: Alesse (ethinyl estradiol / levonorgestrel)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

For clinical details see professional interaction data.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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