Altavera Warnings and Precautions

Before you start taking Altavera, make sure you are aware of potential problems that this birth control pill might cause, such as an increased risk of developing a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. Altavera warnings and precautions also apply to women who have certain health conditions, such as liver disease, diabetes, or a blood-clotting disorder.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Altavera?

Altavera™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a generic version of Nordette®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this birth control pill if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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