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You should not use Levonest if you:
- Are allergic to it, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any 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.
- Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
- Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that increases your risk of blood clots.
- Have heart disease.
- Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
- Have liver tumors or other forms of liver disease.
- Are pregnant or might be pregnant.
There are a number of situations in which Levonest should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before using this form of contraception. However, it is possible that not all of these safety concerns were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.