Side Effects

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Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

  1. Abdominal or pelvic pain
  2. absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  3. longer or heavier menstrual periods
  4. mild bloating
  5. stopping of menstrual bleeding
  6. unusually heavy or unexpected menstrual bleeding
  7. uterine bleeding between menstrual periods
  8. vaginal bleeding or spotting

Less common

  1. Blurred vision
  2. cramps
  3. dizziness
  4. headache
  5. heavy bleeding
  6. itching of the vagina or genital area
  7. itching of the vagina or genitals
  8. nervousness
  9. pain
  10. pain during sexual intercourse
  11. pale skin
  12. pounding in the ears
  13. slow or fast heartbeat
  14. swelling
  15. thick, white vaginal discharge with mild or no odor
  16. troubled breathing with exertion
  17. unusual bleeding or bruising
  18. unusual tiredness or weakness
  19. white or brownish vaginal discharge

Rare

  1. Chills
  2. confusion
  3. dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting
  4. fast heartbeat
  5. fast, weak pulse
  6. fever
  7. pale, cold, clammy skin
  8. rapid, shallow breathing
  9. sudden increase in stomach or shoulder pain
  10. sweating
  11. unusual or large amount of vaginal bleeding

Incidence not known

  1. Clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  2. dimpling of the breast skin
  3. dull or aching abdominal or stomach pain
  4. foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  5. increased urge to urinate
  6. inverted nipple
  7. large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  8. lump in the breast or under the arm
  9. pain on urination
  10. persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
  11. redness or swelling of the breast
  12. severe abdominal or stomach pain or cramping
  13. sharp pain on insertion
  14. shivering fever
  15. sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
  16. unexpected, heavy vaginal bleeding

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Blemishes on the skin
  2. depression
  3. pimples

Less common

  1. Back pain
  2. breast tenderness or pain
  3. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  4. full or bloated feeling
  5. hair loss
  6. hives or welts
  7. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  8. increased weight
  9. itching
  10. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  11. nausea
  12. pressure in the stomach
  13. rash
  14. redness of the skin
  15. skin rash, encrusted, scaly, and oozing
  16. swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
  17. thinning of the hair

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.