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It is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the precautions and warnings with Trivora to help minimize risks. This type of birth control can potentially increase the risk of heart attacks, blood clots, strokes, and benign liver tumors. Certain women should not use Trivora, including those with heart disease, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer.
Trivora® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Triphasil®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Trivora if you have:
- High cholesterol
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- A clotting disorder or have ever had a blood clot
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- Problems with your heart valves
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin 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:
- Will be having surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.