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More Detail on Drug Interactions With Sotret

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Sotret is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Corticosteroids
Taking Sotret 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.
 
Phenytoin
Combining phenytoin with Sotret 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 Sotret, 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 Sotret; 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 Sotret in combination with certain antibiotics. It is best to avoid taking Sotret 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 Sotret. 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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