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If you have a history of heart disease or have had any other cardiovascular-related problems, Cyclafem may not be the right form of birth control for you. Combined hormonal contraceptives carry specific precautions and warnings, and Cyclafem is one such a drug. Discuss your complete medical history with your healthcare provider, including all other medications you are taking, prior to taking this oral contraceptive.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Cyclafem™ (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Are over 35 years old
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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