Minivelle may react with several other medications (see Minivelle Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using Minivelle if you have:
- Heart disease, or heart problems of any kind
- Cancer, or if you have had cancer in the past
- Had a heart attack or stroke
- Had a blood clot
- Gallbladder disease
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Had yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice) during a prior pregnancy or estrogen use
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus)
- Hepatic hemangioma (a kind of liver tumor)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver tumors
- Porphyria (a condition involving problems with certain enzymes in the body)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)
- 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 pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Minivelle and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Minivelle and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Minivelle Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use this product.)