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Ortho Tri-Cyclen Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Use Ortho Tri-Cyclen?

You should not use Ortho Tri-Cyclen if you:
  • Are allergic to Ortho Tri-Cyclen, norgestimate, ethinyl estradiol, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have a history of breast cancer or endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).
  • Have undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding.
  • Have diabetes that has affected your eyes, kidneys, or blood vessels.
  • Have problems with your heart valves.
  • Have a blood clotting disorder that causes you to clot too easily or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Will be having major surgery that will require you to be immobilized for several days.
  • Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors or other forms of liver disease.
  • Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.

Ortho Tri-Cyclen Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

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