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Precautions and Warnings With Leena

Who Should Not Use Leena?

You should not use Leena if you:
  • Are allergic to Leena, norethindrone, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make this contraceptive. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components in Leena.
  • 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 think you might be pregnant).

Precautions and Warnings With Leena: Final Thoughts

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