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To help minimize risks or complications, talk to your healthcare provider beforehand about precautions and warnings with Tri-Legest Fe. For example, women who have heart disease, a blood clotting disorder, or certain types of cancer should not use the drug. Precautions and warnings with Tri-Legest Fe include knowing that it can make some health conditions worse, such as depression, high blood pressure, and gallbladder disease.
Tri-Legest Fe: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Tri-Legest® 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
- 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
- High cholesterol
- Gallbladder disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Tri-Legest Fe is a generic version of Estrostep® Fe birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to Estrostep Fe.)