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Before using Tri-Norinyl, warnings and precautions concerning the safety of the contraceptive should be discussed with your healthcare provider. For example, make sure your healthcare provider knows about any of your existing medical conditions, such as depression, gallbladder disease, or high blood pressure, as Tri-Norinyl can make these conditions worse. Also, Tri-Norinyl may not be suitable for people who have heart disease or a blood clotting disorder.
Tri-Norinyl: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Tri-Norinyl® (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Chest pain (angina)
- Problems with your heart valves
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Tri-Norinyl is equivalent to Aranelle™ and Leena® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)