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To help minimize risks while using Angeliq, warnings and precautions for the medicine should be discussed with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, as well as any medical conditions you have. In some cases, Angeliq can make certain health conditions worse, such as asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy. Precautions and warnings with Angeliq also apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Angeliq: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Angeliq® (drospirenone/estradiol) if you have:
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, liver tumors, or hepatitis
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Heart disease
- Had a blood clot
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus)
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Any allergies, including allergies to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
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 medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.