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. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. menstrual changes
  3. stopping of menstrual bleeding

Less common

  1. Breast pain
  2. cramps
  3. heavy bleeding
  4. increased clear or white vaginal discharge
  5. itching of the vagina or genital area
  6. pain during sexual intercourse
  7. swelling
  8. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach pain
  2. anxiety
  3. black, tarry stools
  4. blood in the stools
  5. burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  6. changes in skin color
  7. chest pain
  8. chills
  9. clay-colored stools
  10. clear or bloody discharge from the nipple
  11. cough
  12. dark urine
  13. decrease in height
  14. difficult or labored breathing
  15. difficulty with breathing
  16. difficulty with swallowing
  17. dimpling of the breast skin
  18. dizziness or lightheadedness
  19. dull ache or feeling of pressure or heaviness in the legs
  20. fainting
  21. fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
  22. fever
  23. headache
  24. hives
  25. increased thirst
  26. inverted nipple
  27. itching
  28. itching skin near damaged veins
  29. loss of appetite
  30. lump in the breast or under the arm
  31. nausea
  32. no sensation in the legs
  33. noisy breathing
  34. pain in the back, ribs, arms, or legs
  35. pain, redness, tenderness, or swelling of the arm, foot, or leg
  36. pale skin
  37. persistent crusting or scaling of the nipple
  38. puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  39. rash
  40. redness or swelling of the breast
  41. shortness of breath
  42. skin rash
  43. sore on the skin of the breast that does not heal
  44. sudden shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  45. swollen feet and ankles
  46. tightness in the chest
  47. troubled breathing with exertion
  48. unable to move the legs
  49. unpleasant breath odor
  50. unusual bruising or bleeding
  51. unusual tiredness or weakness
  52. vomiting of blood
  53. wheezing
  54. yellow eyes or skin

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. Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  2. decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  3. inability to have or keep an erection
  4. increased weight
  5. loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  6. nervousness

Less common

  1. Backache
  2. blemishes on the skin
  3. bloating
  4. depression
  5. difficulty with moving
  6. feeling of warmth
  7. hair loss or thinning of the hair
  8. lack or loss of strength
  9. leg cramps
  10. muscle pain or stiffness
  11. pain in the joints
  12. pimples
  13. redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest
  14. sleeplessness
  15. sudden sweating
  16. trouble sleeping
  17. unable to sleep

Incidence not known

  1. Brown, blotchy spots on the exposed skin
  2. changes in appetite
  3. diarrhea
  4. drowsiness
  5. dry skin
  6. hoarseness
  7. increased hair growth, especially on the face
  8. increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  9. increased interest in sexual intercourse
  10. increased sweating and body odor
  11. indigestion
  12. loss of appetite
  13. pain at the injection site
  14. passing of gas
  15. patchy brown or dark brown discoloration of the skin
  16. stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
  17. swelling of the armpits
  18. unexpected or excess milk flow from breasts

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.