Drug interactions between Mirena and Plan B
|Plan B (levonorgestrel)|
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between Mirena and Plan B - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Mirena is in the following drug classes: contraceptives, progestins.
- Mirena is used to treat the following conditions:
- Plan B is a member of the following drug classes: contraceptives, progestins.
- Plan B is used to treat Emergency Contraception.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Mirena (levonorgestrel) and Plan B (levonorgestrel)
Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of certain medications such as levonorgestrel. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with levonorgestrel. 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.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'progestins' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'progestins' category:
- Mirena (levonorgestrel)
- Plan B (levonorgestrel)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|No interaction information available.|