*Relative contraindications: diabetes mellitus, chronic renal or hepatic disease, planned major surgery with immobilisation, epilepsy, intestinal malabsorption syndromes, major depression, possibly porphyria; Absolute contraindications: pregnancy, severe untreated hypertension, focal migraine, heart value lesions, hepatitis, history of cholestatic, jaundice of pregnancy, gall bladder disease, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, patients >35 years, who smoke, and have diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidaemia or gross obesity, current breast or endometrial cancer.
Adapted from Brown L, et al; 20181
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