Educational Risk Minimisation Materials to help reduce the risk associated with using this medicine.
Please use this checklist in conjunction with the Summary of Product Characteristics during combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC) consultations. •Thromboembolism (e.g. deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack and stroke) is a rare but important risk with use of a CHC.
For Healthcare Professionals
All women should understand: the small risk of blood clots with combined hormonal contraceptives; what other conditions increase the risk of a blood clot; the signs and symptoms of a blood clot; and when you need to tell a healthcare professional that you are using a combined hormonal contraceptive. Although the risk is small, blood clots can be serious. This information will help you minimise your risk.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WOMEN ABOUT RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS WITH COMBINED HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES