Precautions and Warnings With Viorele

There are a number of warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting Viorele. For example, this birth control pill carries the risk of drug interactions, allergic reactions, and other complications. Tell your healthcare provider if you have depression, high cholesterol, or other medical conditions before using Viorele. Other safety concerns apply to women with a history of blood clots, strokes, or heart attacks.


What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Viorele™ (desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a prescription birth control pill and is also a generic version of Mircette®. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Viorele if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Are obese
  • Have an upcoming surgery
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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