Does an estradiol transdermal system interact with food or drugs?

Using certain other medications may reduce the effectiveness of an estradiol transdermal system. Meanwhile, taking other types of medicine could interact with estradiol and cause side effects. Tell your pharmacist about all medications you use, especially these:
  • St. John’s Wort, an herbal antidepressant
  • phenobarbital
  • phenytoin
  • carbamazepine
  • rifampin
  • dexamethasone
  • cimetidine
  • erythromycin
  • clarithromycin
  • ketoconazole
  • itraconazole
  • warfarin                                                       
  • ritonavir
Also, tell your pharmacist if you drink grapefruit juice regularly.

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