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Are there any risks in taking levonorgestrel?

An allergic reaction may occur when you use levonorgestrel, causing hives, trouble breathing, head and neck swelling. If you have diabetes, levonorgestrel may alter your blood sugar levels and put you at high risk for complications. Certain medical conditions and taking certain medications can make levonorgestrel dangerous. These include: stroke or brain bleeding, a blood clotting disorder and breast cancer, as well as taking St. John's Wort, rifampin and nevirapine.

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