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Does Anyone Need to Avoid Cyclafem?

Who Should Not Use Cyclafem?

You should avoid Cyclafem if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, norethindrone, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the contraceptive. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
     
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
     
  • Have undiagnosed, abnormal genital bleeding.
     
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
     
  • Have heart disease.
     
  • Have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke).
     
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
     
  • Have high blood pressure (hypertension).
     
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
     
  • Have headaches with neurological involvement, such as migraines with aura.
     
  • Have an upcoming major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
     
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
     
  • Have liver disease.
     
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
     

Precautions and Warnings With Cyclafem: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Cyclafem should not be used, along with several safety concerns women should be aware of before using this form of contraception. However, it is possible that not all of Cyclafem's warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
 
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