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There is a risk for allergic reactions, drug interactions, and other complications with Gildagia. Tell your healthcare provider if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or migraines before using this birth control pill. Other precautions and warnings for Gildagia include safety concerns for women who have depression, a blood-clotting disorder, or certain other medical conditions.
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Gildagia™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- A clotting disorder or have ever had a blood clot
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Gallbladder disease
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Chest pain
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- High cholesterol
- 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 all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Gildagia is a generic version of Ovcon® 35. The information in this article also applies to Ovcon 35.)