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Who Should Avoid Oral Contraceptives?

Who Should Not Use Oral Contraceptives?

Your healthcare provider may not recommend oral contraceptives in your particular situation if you:
 
  • Are allergic to oral contraceptives or any inactive components used to make oral contraceptives. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
 
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
 
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
 
 
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
 
 
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
 
  • Have problems with your heart valves.
 
 
 
  • Will be having major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
 
  • Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
 
  • Have liver tumors.
 
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
     

Precautions and Warnings With Oral Contraceptives: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which oral contraceptives should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before using this form of contraception. However, it is possible that not all warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with oral contraceptives that may apply to you.
 
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