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Before starting Philith, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have depression, gallbladder disease, or migraines. Other precautions for using Philith safely include warnings of potential drug interactions and an increased risk for strokes, heart attacks, or blood clots. Also, this contraceptive should not be used by those who have heart disease or a history of breast cancer.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Philith™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
 
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Philith is a generic version of Ovcon® 35. The information in this article also applies to Ovcon 35.)
 
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