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Altavera Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Altavera?

You should not use Altavera if you:
  • Are allergic to Altavera, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the 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.
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • 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).
  • Have an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or a heart valve problem that increases your risk of blood clots.
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors, liver cancer, of other forms of liver disease or dysfunction.
  • Are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant).

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Altavera should not be taken, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before using this birth control pill. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Altavera that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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