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To minimize possible risks and complications, talk to your healthcare provider about precautions and warnings with Junel Fe prior to taking the birth control pill. For example, you should tell your healthcare provider if you have certain health conditions, such as gallbladder disease, depression, or high blood pressure. Junel Fe can make some of these conditions worse.
Junel Fe: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Junel® Fe (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- A history of blood clots or a clotting disorder
- Chest pain (angina)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or oral contraceptive use
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- A smoker
- Over 35 years old
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.