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If you are a woman with diabetes, you may experience higher-than-normal blood sugar levels while taking Zeosa. Precautions and warnings also apply to women with a history of various cardiovascular conditions, women who smoke, and women who are breastfeeding or may already be pregnant. Combined oral contraceptives like Zeosa are an easy-to-use form of birth control, but not all women should take them.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?Although birth control pills are a convenient and effective method of birth control, they are not safe for all women. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Zeosa™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain (angina)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Heart valve problems
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Unexplained, abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Have an upcoming surgery
- 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.