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Who Should Not Use Introvale?

You should avoid Introvale if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Seasonale, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the oral contraceptive. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
     
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
     
  • Have an upcoming major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
     
  • Have headaches with neurological symptoms (such as migraines with aura).
     
  • 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 problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
     
  • Have uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).
     
  • 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 Introvale should not be used, along with several safety concerns 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 precautions and warnings with Introvale that may apply to you.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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