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Who Should Not Take Ortho-Novum?

Who Should Not Use Ortho-Novum?

You should not use Ortho-Novum if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Ortho-Novum, norethindrone, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the contraceptive. 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 a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
 
 
 
  • Have problems with your heart valves that increase your risk of blood clots.
 
 
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
 
 
  • Have an upcoming major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
 
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
 
  • Have liver disease.
 
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
     

Ortho-Novum Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Ortho-Novum 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 of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Ortho-Novum warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
 
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