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Drug Interactions With Zenatane

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The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when any of the drugs mentioned above are combined with Zenatane.
 
Corticosteroids
Taking Zenatane 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 Zenatane 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 Zenatane, 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 Zenatane; 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 Zenatane in combination with certain antibiotics. It is best to avoid taking Zenatane with such antibiotics. Several of these antibiotics are frequently used to treat acne, so it is especially important to check for this interaction.
 
St. John's Wort
Do not self-treat yourself with St. John's wort while taking Zenatane. 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 taking Zenatane, as this medication causes severe birth defects.
 
Vitamin A
Zenatane is related to vitamin A. Do not take vitamin A while using Zenatane, as this could cause additive toxic effects.
 

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