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Who Should Not Take Kurvelo?

You should not take Kurvelo if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the pill. 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.

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).

  • 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 an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or heart valve problem that increases your risk for blood clots.

  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.

  • Have liver tumors, liver cancer, or other forms of liver disease or dysfunction.

  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Kurvelo should not be used, as well as several warnings and precautions people should be aware of before taking this birth control pill. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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