Does estradiol interact with other medications or with food products?

Estradiol does interact with some other medications and certain food products. Tell your doctor of all the medicines, supplements or vitamins that you take (prescription or over-the-counter) as any drug has the possibility to interact with other medicines. Grapefruit or grapefruit juice may increase the levels of estrogen in the bloodstream.

If you take any of the following medicines, tell your doctor as these may interact with estradiol by increasing your risk of side effects or by decreasing the effectiveness of estradiol:blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin), corticosteroids such as prednisolone, barbiturates like phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), hydantoins like phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane), St. John's Wort, cimetidine (Tagamet), carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), antibiotics like erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab), clarithromycin (Biaxin), ketoconazole (Nizoral) or itraconazole (Sporanox).

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