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Before starting Zenchent, the drug's warnings and precautions should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, you should be aware that this form of contraception increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, especially in women who smoke. Safety precautions also apply to women who have certain health conditions, such as liver disease or high cholesterol.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Prior to using Zenchent™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol), tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- A clotting disorder or have ever had a blood clot
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chest pain
- 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
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.