Written by Dr. Sangamithra, MBBS | 

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ramya Ananthakrishnan, MD Dr. Simi Paknikar on Jul 27, 2020

Warning Signals/Contraindications of Birth Control Pills / Oral Contraceptive Pills

Birth Control Pills / Oral Contraceptive Pills are not recommended for women who have had blood clots or heart or kidney or liver problems and it increases the risk for certain cancers.

The pill is not recommended for women who have had blood clots, high blood pressure, certain types of cancers, heart attack, stroke, liver disease, gallbladder disease, undiagnosed uterine bleeding, cardiac problems, epilepsy, sickle cell disease, chronic renal disease, smokers, prior to elective surgery, suspected pregnancy, obese women, certain types of migraine headaches, or uncontrolled diabetes.

If you are on pills and face the following symptoms you will have to consult the doctor immediately.

  • Missed period
  • Severe abdominal pains
  • Shortness of breath or chest pain
  • Severe headaches
  • Strained vision and other eye problems
  • Severe pain or numbness in the leg or arm


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sheena_hines Monday, July 21, 2014

What are the side effects of taking contraceptive pills? Do all women who take this pills face the side effects? Is there any way to avoid this side effects?

yogendra1993 Wednesday, March 26, 2014

i had sex on 3rd day of menstrual cycle. and it did not occur again after 35 day. can i pregnant.

Chinni123 Friday, March 21, 2014

What happens when virgin takes M-pill, not knowing that she is a virgin? Anything serious happens?

vkgtss61 Wednesday, September 4, 2013

my wife mensus was on 5th aug we had sex on 18th how to control birth

aisha786 Friday, August 30, 2013

i am 17 years old. i had sex before 2 months and i takes i-pill after 2 month.can i be pregnent.

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