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Women who are taking Vestura should tell their healthcare provider if they have a history of a heart attack, stroke, or migraines. Other precautions for using Vestura safely include warnings of potential drug interactions and an increased risk for blood clots, heart attacks, or strokes. Also, this contraceptive should not be used by those who have high blood pressure or liver or kidney disease.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Vestura™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Gallbladder disease
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- A history of a heart attack or stroke
- High cholesterol
- Adrenal insufficiency
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Problems with your heart valves
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.