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Who Should Not Take Falmina?

You should not take Falmina if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, Alesse or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. 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 diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
 
 
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase the risk of blood clots.
 
  • Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that increases the risk of blood clots.

 

  • Have a disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
 
 
 
  • 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 Falmina 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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