Norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol Side Effects

Please note - some side effects for Norelgestromin/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 Norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol - for the Consumer

Norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol Patch

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 Norelgestromin/ethinyl estradiol Patch:

Breast tenderness or enlargement; headache; menstrual cramps; mild fluid retention or weight gain; mild skin irritation at the application site; nausea; stomach pain, cramps, or bloating; vaginal spotting or breakthrough bleeding; vomiting.

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

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); breast lumps; breast pain; bulging eyes; calf pain, swelling, or tenderness; changes in vision (eg, double vision, loss of vision); chest pain; confusion; coughing up blood; fainting; mental or mood changes (eg, depression); pain, swelling, or tenderness in the stomach; severe or persistent dizziness; severe or persistent trouble sleeping; severe or persistent vaginal bleeding; sudden shortness of breath; swelling of the hands or feet; symptoms of a heart attack (eg, chest, jaw, or arm pain; fainting; sudden severe nausea or vomiting; unusual sweating or weakness); symptoms of a stroke (eg, confusion, one-sided weakness, slurred speech); symptoms of liver problems (eg, yellowing of the skin or eyes, fever, dark urine, pale stools, loss of appetite); unusual tiredness or weakness; unusual vaginal discharge, itching, or odor.

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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