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If you are a woman with diabetes, it's important to be aware that Zarah may increase blood sugar. This birth control pill also has safety warnings that apply to women with high blood pressure, migraines, high cholesterol, or certain other medical conditions. The warnings and precautions for Zarah are the same as those for Yasmin because Zarah is a generic version of Yasmin.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Zarah™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Problems with your heart valves
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Chest pain
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Gallbladder disease
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
- Smoke cigarettes
- Will be having surgery
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.