You should not use Brevicon if you are allergic to ethynyl estradiol or norethindrone, or if you have:
• A bleeding disorder;
• A history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
• A history of hormone related cancer, or cancer of the breast, uterus, cervix, or vagina;
• Liver disease;
• Unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor
To make sure Brevicon is safe for you; tell your doctor if you have ever had heart disease, liver or kidney problems, hereditary angioedema, lupus, bone cancer, asthma, epilepsy, migraines, porphyria, gallbladder disease, endometriosis or uterine fibroids tumors, a thyroid disorder, or high or low levels of calcium in your blood. Brevicon can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack. You are even more at risk if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, if you are overweight, or if you smoke. Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant during treatment. This medication may slow breast milk production. Talk to your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Using Brevicon may increase your risk of cancer of the breast, uterus, or ovaries. Talk with your doctor about your individual risk. Avoid smoking while using this medication. It can greatly increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack.
Grapefruit may interact with this medication and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products. Brevicon may interact with several medications, especially medications used to treat high blood pressure, antifungal medications, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, corticosteroids, diabetes medications, hepatitis C medications, medications for HIV or AIDS, blood thinning medications, macrolide antibiotics, other estrogens or progestins, seizure medications, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), tetracycline antibiotics, sulphonamides, theophyllines, and thyroid replacements. This is not a complete list of interactions, and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you are currently taking orders recently taken in order to reduce the risk of any possible interactions. This medication is not approved for use in children younger than 15 years old.
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