Precautions and Warnings With Portia

Who Should Not Use Portia?

You should not use Portia if you:
  • Are allergic to Portia, levonorgestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any inactive components used to make the pill. 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.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension).
  • 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 an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or heart valve problem that increases your risk of blood clots.
  • Have had yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors, liver cancer, of other forms of liver disease or dysfunction.
  • Are pregnant (or you might be pregnant).

Portia Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Portia 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 the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Portia warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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