Who should not take Norethindrone W/Mestranol Tablet?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • family history of breast cancer
  • breast cancer
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • diabetes
  • high cholesterol
  • inherited disorder of continuing episodes of swelling
  • increased risk of blood clotting
  • a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
  • high blood pressure
  • coronary artery disease
  • heart valve disease
  • thrombophlebitis
  • an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
  • at risk for formation of blood clots
  • liver problems
  • tobacco smoking
  • protein C deficiency disease
  • migraine with aura
  • tumor that is dependent on estrogen for growth
  • low levels of parathyroid hormone
  • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
  • deficiency of anti-clotting agents
  • depression
  • optic disk edema
  • a heart attack
  • a clot in the lung
  • a stroke
  • obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
  • blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
  • disease of the gallbladder
  • recent operation
  • increased cardiovascular event risk


  • Estrogens
  • Progestins

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