Precautions and Warnings With Apri

It is a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider about any precautions and warnings with Apri prior to taking the birth control pill. For example, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have certain health conditions, such as diabetes, depression, or high blood pressure. It is also important to know that Apri can increase your risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.

Apri: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Apri® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill and is a generic version of Desogen®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Apri if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medication you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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