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Can ella interact with other medications or foods?

ella (ulipristal), a hormonal emergency birth control pill, doesn't interact with any foods. However, certain medications may make ella less effective in preventing pregnancy or increase the risk of side effects. Give your doctor a list of all prescription and nonprescription medications, herbal remedies, and supplements that you take. Be especially sure to tell your doctor if you are taking:
  • St. John’s wort
  • antifungal medications such as griseofulvin (Fulvicin U/F, Grifulvin V, Gris-PEG), itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral)
  • barbiturates such as phenobarbital or secobarbital (Seconal)
  • bosentan (Tracleer)
  • seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Equetro, Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek) and topiramate (Topamax)
  • rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane)

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