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Precautions and Warnings With Kurvelo

Women who smoke cigarettes while taking Kurvelo have an increased risk for heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes, particularly if they are over age 35. Also, women who have a history of depression, jaundice, or gallbladder disease should pay special attention to the warnings and precautions with Kurvelo. Women who have heart disease, a blood clotting disorder, or certain other medical issues should avoid Kurvelo.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Kurvelo® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Nordette®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Kurvelo if you have:
   
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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