Taking Kariva Safely
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Kariva if you have:
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are obese
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Mircette and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Mircette and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Kariva to learn more, including information on who should not take the contraceptive.)
Dosing InformationThere is only one standard dose of Kariva, regardless of age, weight, or medical conditions. As with any medication, do not adjust your Kariva dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Kariva Dosing for more information.)