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You should not use Briellyn if you:
- Are allergic to Ovcon, 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 had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
- Have liver tumors or cancer.
- Are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant).
There are a number of situations in which Briellyn should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before using this form of contraception. 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.