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Precautions and Warnings With Viorele

Who Should Not Use Viorele?

You should not use Viorele if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Viorele, desogestrel, ethinyl estradiol, or any of the inactive components used to make the contraceptive. 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 a blood-clotting disorder (that causes you to clot too easily) or have ever had a blood clot.
  • Have had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use.
  • Have liver tumors.
  • Are pregnant (or you might be pregnant).
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Viorele should not be used, as well as several warnings and precautions women should be aware of before taking this birth control pill. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific safety concerns that may apply to you.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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