Taking Lessina (Ethinyl Estradiol Levonorgestrel) during pregnancy, allergy warnings

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This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills (6 weeks if you are breast-feeding).

Do not use this medication if you have:

  • a history of a stroke or blood clot
  • circulation problems (especially if caused by diabetes)
  • a hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • liver disease or liver cancer
  • severe high blood pressure
  • severe migraine headaches
  • a heart valve disorder; or
  • a history of jaundice caused by birth control pills

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have:

  • high blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), or a history of heart attack
  • high cholesterol or if you are overweight
  • a history of depression
  • gallbladder disease
  • diabetes
  • seizures or epilepsy
  • a history of irregular menstrual cycles
  • a history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram
  • uterine fibroid tumors
  • varicose veins; or
  • tuberculosis

The hormones in birth control pills can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medication may also slow breast milk production. Do not use if you are breast-feeding a baby.

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