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Can I take Primolut if my family has a history of heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer and high cholesterol?
Jul 4, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
PRIMOLUT N should not be used in the presence of the conditions listed
below, which are derived also from information on progestogen-only products
and combined oral contraceptives (COCs). Should any of the conditions
appear during the use of PRIMOLUT N, the use of the preparation must be
discontinued immediately.
Not to be used in
-Known or suspected pregnancy.
-Abnormal vaginal bleeding of unknown cause.
-Severe disease of the arteries, eg that has caused a stroke or heart attack.
-Women with a blood clot in a vein of the leg (deep vein thrombosis) or in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
-Disorders of bile excretion that cause jaundice (eg Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndrome).
-Active liver disease.
-Previous history of or existing liver tumours.
-History of severe liver disease if liver function has not returned to normal.
-History of jaundice, severe itching, or rash called herpes gestationis during a previous pregnancy, or previous use of sex hormones.
-Rare hereditary blood disorders called porphyrias.
-Women who know they are going to have an operation in the next six weeks and --women who are going to be immobile for a long time, eg following an accident.
-Primolut N tablets contain lactose and are not suitable for people with rare hereditary disorders of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
-This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.