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SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, menstrual changes, breast tenderness, headache, stomach pain, cramps, rash, or dizziness may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects: chest pain, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, pain in the groin or calf, chest pain, sudden severe headache, one-sided weakness, vision problems, slurred speech, confusion, numbness, pain or tenderness in the stomach, lumps in the breast, yellowing of the skin or eyes.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: blood clots, heart problems (e.g., heart disease or heart attacks), stroke, liver disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, severe headaches, cancer, unusual vaginal bleeding. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of stroke, cancer, and heart problems. This risk increases with age (women over 35) and heavy smoking (15 or more cigarettes per day). Avoid smoking and consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information. This medication must not be used during pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. This medication passes into breast milk and has had undesirable effects on nursing infants. Consult your doctor before breast- feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), seizure medication (e.g., phenytoin, primidone, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, ethosuximide, methosuximide), anti- tuberculosis agents (e.g., rifampin), antifungals (e.g., griseofulvin), antibiotics (e.g., ampicillin, tetracycline, penicillin), HIV medication (e.g., protease inhibitors such as indinavir, amprenavir, ritonavir), benzodiazepines (e.g., triazolam, alprazolam), beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol, metoprolol) analgesic anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., antipyrine, ibuprofen), antidepressant agents (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline, nefazodone), cyclosporine, theophylline, cisapride. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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