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Precautions and Warnings With Elinest

Who Should Not Take Elinest?

You should not use Elinest if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, norgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the contraceptive. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
  • Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that increases the risk for blood clots.
 
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
 
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
 
  • Have a disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
 
 
 
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk for blood clots.
 
 
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
 
 
  • 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 tumors or liver disease.
 
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Elinest should not be used, along with several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before taking this contraceptive. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
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