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To help ensure a safe and effective treatment process, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider beforehand about the warnings and precautions with Kariva. This birth control pill should be used cautiously in people who have heart problems, blood clots, or depression. You should not take Kariva if you are allergic to any components of the medicine, have heart disease, or have a blood clotting disorder.
Kariva: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Kariva® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill and is also a generic version of Mircette®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Kariva if you have:
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- 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.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.