Microlite

Patient: Hi, today I got my period and am due to start the contraceptive pill for the first time. My doctor prescribed me microlite which my mum thinks I shouldn’t have been put on as she had a heart attack when she was 47. I’m just wondering is it safe for me to go ahead and start taking the microlite or should I see my doctor about being put on a different pill!? Thanks

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your query.Generally the small amount of estrogen present in the oral contraceptive pill should generall y not pose a problem but it is always better to explain to your healthcare provider who has prescribed the medication as the usage of these pills is contraindicated in cases with a history of angina pectoris, deep venous thrombosis, myocardial infarction etc. so that he can prescribe alternate medication as contraceptives which contain only progesterone supplements.Hope that answers your query. Have a good day.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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