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Birth Control and Spironolactone 25MG?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: September 4, 2020 8:38 AM
Anonymous 9 months

I’ve been taking Spironolactone 25MG one pill/twice a day for months as prescribed by my dermatologist to treat my acne, but I’m wondering if I can take the birth control pill; Rigevidon whilst taking my current medication? And if there’s any side effects?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 9 months
General Practitioner

Hello and good evening. Thank you for your inquiries.

For your information, Spironolactone is a diuretic medication used to treat hypertension, heart failure, and low potassium levels in the body. So far there is known drug interactions between diuretics and uses of combined oral contraception pills (COCs)

Below are the list of medications that proved to have interactions with Rigevidon:

  • Hepatic enzyme inducers
  • Antibiotics
  • Tranquilizers
  • Tricyclic anti-depressants
  • Insulin
  • Certain anti-coagulants
  • Maprotiline
  • Laxatives
  • Bromocriptine
  • Activated charcoal.

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Last Updated: Fri Sep 04 2020 08:38:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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