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There are several precautions and warnings with Aranelle to be aware of before using this form of contraception. For instance, Aranelle can make certain health conditions worse, such as gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, and depression. You should not use Aranelle if you have heart disease, a blood clotting disorder, or liver tumors. It is also important to know that Aranelle can increase your risk of blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks.
Aranelle: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Aranelle™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot or a clotting disorder
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Chest pain (angina)
- Problems with your heart valves
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Aranelle is a generic version of Tri-Norinyl® and is also equivalent to Leena® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to each of these medications.)