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Alesse Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Alesse?

You should not use Alesse if you:
  • Are allergic to Alesse, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any inactive components used to make the medication. 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 problems with your heart valves that increase the risk of blood clots.
  • Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that increases the risk of blood clots.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
  • 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 liver disease.
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.

Alesse Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Alesse 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 Alesse warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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