XULANE may cause serious side effects, including blood clots, especially if you have other risk factors, such as smoking, obesity, or age greater than 35. Some examples of blood clots are deep vein thrombosis (legs), pulmonary embolus (lungs), loss of eyesight (eyes), heart attack (heart), and stroke (brain). These can cause death or lead to permanent disability.
The risk of blood clots is highest when you first start using XULANE and when you restart XULANE or a different hormonal birth control after a break of a month or more.
Some studies have reported that women who use norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol transdermal system have a higher risk of getting a blood clot. Talk with your healthcare professional about your risk of getting a blood clot before using XULANE or deciding which type of birth control is right for you.
These are not all the risks of taking XULANE. Please review the Important Safety Information below and talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of taking XULANE.