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You should not use Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo if you:
- Are allergic to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo, norgestimate, ethinyl estradiol, or any inactive components used to make the birth control 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 a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
- Have problems with your heart valves.
- Have heart disease.
- Will be having major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
- Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a previous pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
- Have liver tumors.
- Are pregnant (or might be pregnant).
There are a number of situations in which Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo 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 the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo warnings and precautions that may apply to you.