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.
Prior to using Azurette™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol), tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
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.