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If you have seizures, kidney problems, or diabetes, you may not be able to take Jinteli. It is important to know that this medication can increase your risk for certain medical conditions, such as heart attacks, strokes, or blood clots. Other warnings and precautions for Jinteli apply to women with certain allergies and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Jinteli?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Jinteli™ (norethindrone acetate/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
- Heart disease
- A history of a blood clot
- A history of a heart attack or stroke
- Cancer (or if you have had cancer in the past)
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Gallbladder disease
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus)
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Any allergies, including to drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Smoke cigarettes
- Are overweight
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.