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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

  1. Abdominal or stomach fullness
  2. abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness usually after eating a meal
  3. blurred vision
  4. changes in skin color
  5. chest pain or discomfort
  6. confusion
  7. constipation
  8. diarrhea
  9. dizziness
  10. gaseous abdominal or stomach pain
  11. headache
  12. inability to speak
  13. nausea
  14. nervousness
  15. numbness of the hands
  16. pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck
  17. pain
  18. pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially calves of the legs
  19. pounding in the ears
  20. prominent superficial veins over the affected area with tenderness and warmth
  21. recurrent fever
  22. seizures
  23. severe headaches of sudden onset
  24. slow or fast heartbeat
  25. sudden loss of coordination
  26. sudden onset of slurred speech
  27. sudden vision changes
  28. sudden and severe weakness in the arm or leg on one side
  29. sweating
  30. swelling of the foot or leg on one side of the body
  31. temporary blindness
  32. vomiting or vomiting of blood
  33. yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

  1. Menstrual changes
  2. nausea
  3. vaginal bleeding
  4. vomiting

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. Cough
  2. fever
  3. headache
  4. itching of the vagina or genital area
  5. pain during sexual intercourse
  6. pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  7. sore throat
  8. stuffy or runny nose
  9. thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
  10. tightness of the chest
  11. weight gain

Less common

  1. Crying
  2. depersonalization
  3. false or unusual sense of well-being
  4. hoarseness
  5. mental depression
  6. paranoia
  7. quick to react or overreact emotionally
  8. rapidly changing moods, mild feeling of sadness or discouragement that come and go

Incidence not known

  1. Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
  2. bloody vaginal discharge
  3. brown, blotchy spots on exposed skin
  4. chills
  5. clay-colored stools
  6. contact lenses intolerance
  7. dark urine
  8. decreased amount or quality of milk
  9. dry mouth
  10. dry skin
  11. fruit-like or unpleasant breath odor
  12. increased hunger
  13. increased thirst
  14. increased urination
  15. loss of appetite
  16. medium to heavy, irregular vaginal bleeding between regular monthly periods, which may require the use of a pad or a tampon
  17. rash
  18. soreness, swelling, or discharge from the breast or breasts
  19. trouble getting pregnant
  20. unexplained weight loss
  21. unusual tiredness or weakness

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.