Ethynodiol/ethinyl estradiol Side Effects

Please note - some side effects for Ethynodiol/ethinyl estradiol may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

Side Effects of Ethynodiol/ethinyl estradiol - for the Consumer

Ethynodiol/ethinyl estradiol

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Ethynodiol/ethinyl estradiol:

Breast tenderness or enlargement; changes in appetite; changes in weight; dizziness; headache; loss of scalp hair; nausea; nervousness; stomach cramps or bloating; vaginal spotting or breakthrough bleeding; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Ethynodiol/ethinyl estradiol:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloating; breast lumps; breast tenderness; calf/leg pain or swelling; changes in vision; chest pain or heaviness in the chest; coughing up blood; dark urine or light-colored bowel movements; dizziness or fainting; fever; missed menstrual period; mood/mental changes; numbness of an arm or leg; persistent or recurrent abnormal vaginal bleeding; severe pain or tenderness in the stomach area; shortness of breath; sleeplessness; slurred speech; sudden severe headache (migraine); sudden shortness of breath; swelling of fingers or ankles; unusual vaginal itching, discharge, or odor; vomiting; weakness or fatigue; weakness or numbness in the arm or leg; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

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