Does zonisamide interfere with birth control?

Does zonisamide interfere with birth control?

This medicine does not appear to affect hormonal contraceptives or birth control. However, talk to your doctor if you start or stop any hormonal birth control while taking this medicine, because it may affect the level of zonisamide in your body. Other forms of birth control, such as barrier methods, may be suggested.

Does birth control affect anticonvulsants?

There are no interactions between the combined oral contraceptive pill, progesterone-only pill, medroxyprogesterone injections or levonorgestrel implants and the AEDs valproic acid (sodium valproate), vigabatrin, lamotrigine, gabapentin, tiagabine, levetiracetam, zonisamide, ethosuximide and the benzodiazepines.

What medications affect birth control shot?

Examples include griseofulvin, modafinil, rifamycins (such as rifampin, rifabutin), St. John’s wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as barbiturates, carbamazepine, felbamate, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate), HIV drugs (such as nelfinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir), among others.

Which methods of contraception are not affected by antiepileptic drugs?

Barrier methods of contraception create a physical barrier against becoming pregnant. They include condoms, femidoms, caps and diaphragms, and are not affected by AEDs.

Does Lamictal affect Depo Provera?

Clobazam, clonazepam, ethosuximide, gabapentin (Neurontin), lamotrigine (Lamictal), levetiracetam (Keppra), Lyrica, sodium valproate, tiagabine (Gabitril), and Zonegran, and will not interfere with your birth control.

Does zonisamide make you lose weight?

Zonisamide is an antiepileptic drug that demonstrated weight loss efficacy in obese adults(−5.9 kg vs −0.9 kg) in a 16-week trial with further weight loss in the additional 16-week extension phase.

What is in the depo birth control shot?

Depo-Provera is a contraceptive injection that contains the hormone progestin. Depo-Provera is a well-known brand name for medroxyprogesterone acetate, a contraceptive injection that contains the hormone progestin.

Is zonisamide safe during pregnancy?

Zonisamide may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant. If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry to track the effects of zonisamide on the baby. You should not breastfeed while using zonisamide.

What can cause Depo-Provera to fail?

The shot. The shot contains a progestin (a synthetic form of progesterone) that lasts three months (1). It can fail if a person doesn’t receive their next dose in time, or if it is given incorrectly (10).

Does nexplanon cause seizures?

Severe side effects of Nexplanon can include: Seizures. Stroke. Heart attack.

Does Lamictal affect nexplanon?

lamoTRIgine etonogestrel Combining these medications may reduce the blood levels and effects of lamoTRIgine. You may need a dose adjustment if you have been taking lamoTRIgine and are starting treatment with etonogestrel.