Demulen Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Demulen?

You should not use Demulen if you:
  • Are allergic to Demulen, ethynodiol diacetate, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the contraceptive. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have a history of breast cancer or cancer of the female reproductive organs.
  • 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 or cancer (or have had such problems in the past).
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.

Final Thoughts

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