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Precautions and Warnings With Aviane

Before starting Aviane, precautions and warnings for the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, women taking Aviane have an increased risk of blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes. Precautions and warnings with Aviane also relate to things such as its effect on blood sugar, possible drug interactions, and the advisability of taking the drug when pregnant or breastfeeding.

Aviane: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Aviane® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Will be having surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Aviane is equivalent to Alesse®, Falmina™, Lutera™, and Orsythiabirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to these medications.)
 
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