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Who Should Not Use Orsythia?You should not use Orsythia if you:
- Are allergic to it, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. 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 headaches with neurological symptoms, such as migraines with aura.
- Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
- Have uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).
- Have problems with your heart valves that increase the risk of blood clots.
- Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that increases the risk of blood clots.
- Have a disorder that causes your blood 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).
- Will be having major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
- Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
- Have liver tumors or liver disease.
- Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.