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Nortrel Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Nortrel?

You should not use Nortrel if you:
  • Are allergic to Nortrel, 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 Nortrel.
  • 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 certain problems with your heart valves, such as those that increase your risk of blood clots.
  • Have very high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Get headaches with neurological involvement (such as migraines with aura).
  • Have an upcoming, major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver disease.
  • Are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant).

Nortrel Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Nortrel 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 Nortrel warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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