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Drug Interactions between Lo Loestrin Fe and metoprolol

This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:

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Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

metoprolol ethinyl estradiol

Applies to: metoprolol and Lo Loestrin Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone)

Ethinyl estradiol may increase the blood levels of metoprolol in some patients. This can cause greater decreases in blood pressure and heart rate. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact, or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

metoprolol food

Applies to: metoprolol

Food can enhance the levels of metoprolol in your body. You should take metoprolol at the same time each day, preferably with or immediately following meals. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication. Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking metoprolol. Metoprolol is only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.

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Moderate

norethindrone food

Applies to: Lo Loestrin Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone)

Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of certain medications such as norethindrone. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with norethindrone. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with the medication, then it is advisable for you to talk with your doctor before changing the amounts of these products in your diet, as this may alter the effects of your medication. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

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Moderate

metoprolol food

Applies to: metoprolol

Using metoprolol together with multivitamin with minerals may decrease the effects of metoprolol. Separate the administration times of metoprolol and multivitamin with minerals by at least 2 hours. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Minor

ethinyl estradiol food

Applies to: Lo Loestrin Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone)

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Minor

ethinyl estradiol food

Applies to: Lo Loestrin Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone)

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Minor

norethindrone food

Applies to: Lo Loestrin Fe (ethinyl estradiol / norethindrone)

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Therapeutic duplication warnings

No warnings were found for your selected drugs.

Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.


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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

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