Weight gain? Blood clots?
Reclipsen is a contraceptive medicine used to prevent pregnancy. It contains ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel which are a combination of female hormones that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in the cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Like all medicines Reclipsen has side-effects. This from
"Reclipsen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
sudden headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
a breast lump; or
symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes).
Less serious side effects may include:
mild nausea, vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
breast pain, tenderness, or swelling;
freckles or darkening of facial skin;
increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;
changes in weight or appetite;
problems with contact lenses;
vaginal itching or discharge;
changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive; or
headache, nervousness, dizziness, tired feeling."
It is impossible to predict what side effects you may experience. You should talk to your doctor if you are bothered by any of the above side-effects.
For more detailed information on side-effects, warnings and contraindications of Reclipsen see https://www.drugs.com/pro/reclipsen.html#A9C8E44C-3F36-46E8-A4D1-04D1C6AAA86E
- Reclipsen Information for Consumers
- Reclipsen Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Reclipsen (detailed)
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