Doctor Discussion Guide
You deserve period control and pregnancy prevention
Tell your doctor why you want Balcoltra, a low-hormone option that may help regulate your cycle and reduce breakthrough bleeding.
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME:
What's your biggest focus right now?
What best describes a typical day for you?
What would it mean to you to be able to predict when your period will arrive?
This is what I want in a birth control pill:
Not all birth control pills are created equal. Balcoltra is the low-dose birth control pill that gives you all the above and then some.
These are health facts about me that you should know:
You should not take Balcoltra if you are pregnant. You should not start Balcoltra until 4 weeks after delivery, if you are not breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor about starting Balcoltra after pregnancy.
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious cardiovascular side effects (heart and blood vessel problems) from birth control pills, including death from heart attack, blood clots, or stroke. This risk increases with age and the number of cigarettes you smoke. If you are over the age of 35 and smoke, you should not take birth control pills.
The use of birth control pills increases the risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. This risk is also increased if you are over 35 and smoke cigarettes. Talk to your doctor about whether Balcoltra is safe for you.
You should also not take Balcoltra if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure. If your high blood pressure is well controlled with medication, talk to your doctor about whether Balcoltra is a safe option for you.
You should not use birth control pills if you have liver disease or impaired liver function.
You should not use Balcoltra if you have unexplained vaginal bleeding without first talking to your doctor about bleeding irregularities and whether Balcoltra is a safe option for you.
Breast cancer may be sensitive to the hormones in birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about whether Balcoltra is a safe option for you.
Medications for hepatitis C can interact with your birth control. Talk to your doctor about whether Balcoltra is a safe option for you.