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Who Should Not Take Ortho-Cyclen?

Who Should Not Use Ortho-Cyclen?

You should not use Ortho-Cyclen if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Ortho-Cyclen, norgestimate, ethinyl estradiol, or any inactive components used to make the birth control pill. 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.
  • Get headaches with neurological symptoms (such as migraines with aura).
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Have severe high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Have problems with your heart valves.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder (that causes you to clot too easily) or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have heart disease.
  • Have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke).
  • 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 or other forms of liver disease.
  • Are pregnant (or you might be pregnant).
     

Ortho-Cyclen Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

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