Warnings and Precautions With Azurette

Who Should Not Use Azurette?

You should avoid Azurette if you:
  • Are allergic to it, to desogestrel, to ethinyl estradiol, or to any of the inactive components used to make these medicines. 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 heart disease.
  • Have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke).
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors.
  • Are pregnant or might be pregnant.

Final Thoughts on Warnings and Precautions

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