What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking LoSeasonique?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using LoSeasonique®
(levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Chest pain
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Problems with your heart valves
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Gallbladder disease
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are obese
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.