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Ortho-Cyclen Warnings and Precautions

Before using Ortho-Cyclen, warnings and precautions for the birth control pill should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. It is important to know that oral contraceptives may increase the risk of benign liver tumors, breast cancer, and blood clots. Ortho-Cyclen may not be appropriate for everyone; you should not take Ortho-Cyclen if you have liver disease, severe high blood pressure, or heart disease.

Ortho-Cyclen: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ortho-Cyclen® (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (or suspect that you may be pregnant)
  • Are breastfeeding.
     
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Ortho-Cyclen is equivalent to Estarylla™, Mono-Linyah™, MonoNessa®, Previfem®, and Sprintec® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)
 
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