Safety Alerts and Recalls
Combined Oral Contraceptive Implicated in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
What does this mean?If you feel well, continue to take your medication as prescribed. Symptoms of IBD include abdominal pain and cramps, bloody diarrhoea, weight loss and fever. If you or someone you care for is on the oral contraceptive or HRT and has these symptoms see your healthcare professional for evaluation. The TGA is working to have the Product Information of affected products updated to include a warning regarding a risk of inflammatory bowel disease.