Who should not take ORTHO-NOVUM?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- breast cancer
- family history of breast cancer
- tumor that is dependent on estrogen for growth
- a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
- low levels of parathyroid hormone
- high cholesterol
- high amount of triglyceride in the blood
- inherited disorder of continuing episodes of swelling
- deficiency of anti-clotting agents
- increased risk of blood clotting
- a clot in the small veins that carry blood to or from the retina of the eye
- optic disk edema
- high blood pressure
- a heart attack
- coronary artery disease
- a clot in the lung
- heart valve disease
- a stroke
- obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot
- thrombophlebitis, an inflamed vein due to a blood clot
- blood clot in a deep vein of the extremities
- at risk for formation of blood clots
- liver problems
- disease of the gallbladder
- recent operation
- tobacco smoking
- increased cardiovascular event risk
- protein C deficiency disease
- migraine with aura
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