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Warnings and Precautions With Azurette

Azurette can increase blood sugar levels, so women with diabetes may need to monitor their blood sugar levels more often while taking it. Warnings and precautions with Azurette also apply to women with a history of heart attack, a clotting disorder, high blood pressure, and depression, among other things. Some women need a different form of contraception altogether.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to using Azurette™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol), tell your healthcare provider 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.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Azurette is a generic version of the brand-name birth control pill Mircette®.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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