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Introvale is not appropriate for women with certain medical conditions, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, because it can make them worse. Thus, it is important to review warnings and precautions with Introvale before you start taking it. This includes knowing what side effects to watch for and when to contact your healthcare provider.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Introvale™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill (oral contraceptive). It is a generic version of Seasonale®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this product if you have:
 
  • Migraines
  • A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
  • Chest pain
  • A history of heart attack or stroke
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
  • Problems with your heart valves
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Diabetes
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
  • Gallbladder disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are obese
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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