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Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: June 20, 2021 11:27 PM

Anonymous 3 months

- Does taking Norethisterone 5mg will cause blood clot ?

  • If the vaccination was taken place together with consuming those pills, will it increases the risk of blood clot after the vaccination? Which vaccine should be avoid (such as Astrazeneca will cause blood clot) and is Pfizer & Sinovac has the risk of causing blood clot too ?
  • What are the symptoms of blood clot ?
Dr Sashini Seeni 3 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your questions.

We understand your concern with regard of getting COVID-19 vaccine while taking birth control medication. We will try our best to help you.

For your information, there is no contraindication of the birth control pill with the COVID-19 vaccine. Women who taking birth control are advised to take the jab.

Things to take note, if you have any history of immediate onset anaphylaxis to multiple classes of drugs or unexplained anaphylaxis, it is better that you get further confirmation from a doctor or specialist , as well as report to the medical officer at your Vaccination Center, to prevent any serious complications .

Risk of blood clot from COVID-19 vaccination is a rare event, and its benefits still multiple times outweighs the risk. Based on your question, generally, symptoms of blood clot may include throbbing or cramping pain, redness and warmth in a leg or arm, and sudden breathlessness.

You are recommended to consult with our doctor via teleconsultation for further advice.
You can also contact the Crisis Preparedness and Response Center (CPRC) or JKJAV.

CPRC Line:
0388810200
+60178429454
cprc@moh.gov.my
info@vaksincovid.gov.my

We hope this answer helps you.

Thank you.

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