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Before taking Mircette, warnings and precautions for the contraceptive should be discussed with your healthcare provider. For instance, make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have certain medical conditions (such as high cholesterol or depression) and whether you are taking any other medications. Mircette can make some conditions worse and may not be suitable for people with certain allergies.
Mircette: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Mircette® (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin 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:
- Are obese
- 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 non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.