Precautions and Warnings With Ocella

It's important to talk to your healthcare provider about precautions and warnings with Ocella, as combined oral contraceptives can cause a number of side effects and complications. Ocella could potentially increase your risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks. You should not take this form of contraception if you have heart disease, a blood clotting disorder, or liver tumors.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Ocella?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Ocella™ (drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Will be having surgery
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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