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Drug Interactions With Absorica

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Absorica is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Taking Absorica in combination with corticosteroids may increase the risk of osteoporosis. This interaction probably applies only to corticosteroids taken by injection or by mouth, not inhaled or used as a nasal spray.
Combining phenytoin with Absorica might increase the risk of osteoporosis. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
Progestin-Only Birth Control Pills
Women of childbearing potential must use two forms of birth control while taking Absorica, as well as one month before and one month after using this acne medication. Progestin-only birth control pills are probably not effective enough for women to use while taking Absorica; they are significantly less effective than combined oral contraceptives that contain an estrogen and a progestin.
Some Antibiotics
There have been cases of pseudotumor cerebri (a certain type of high blood pressure in the cranium) in people who took Absorica in combination with certain antibiotics. It is best to avoid taking Absorica with these drugs. Several of these antibiotics are frequently used to treat acne, so it is especially important to ask your healthcare provider about this particular interaction.
St. John's Wort
Do not self-treat with St. John's wort while taking Absorica. If you have depression, you need to be evaluated by your healthcare provider. Also, St. John's wort can make birth control pills less effective, a problem that would be especially dangerous for women, as this medication causes severe birth defects.

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