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Before taking Microgestin Fe, precautions and warnings for the drug should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, this form of contraception can make some health conditions worse, such as gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, and depression. Precautions and warnings with Microgestin Fe also extend to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or who have certain allergies.
Microgestin Fe: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Microgestin® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- A smoker
- Over 35 years old
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.