Patients w/ severe & clinically unstable concomitant disease (eg, CV or lung disease, neurological or psychiatric disorders, cancer or AIDS & other endocrine disorders). In cases of severe diarrhoea, efficacy of OCs may be reduced. Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. May impair ability to drive & use machines. Patients w/ severe renal impairment or severe hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh class C). Not recommended during pregnancy & in women of childbearing potential not using contraception. Lactation. Not to be used in childn & adolescent <18 yr.