I have not yet started taking Apri 28 because i am still waiting for day 1 of my period which should come any day now. I just have a few quesions about Apri since i am soon going to be starting it. Is it true that Apri commonly increases womens breast size? What are the most common side effects of Apri? If i experience side effects such as hair loss or weight gain and go off the pill, will my hair grow back and weight go back to normal? I appreciate your help!
30 Aug 2010
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with birth control pills (oral contraceptives); however, not everyone who uses birth control pills will experience side effects. In fact, most women tolerate them quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
Some of the common birth control pill side effects include but are not limited to:
Acne, although birth control pills can also improve acne
Breast tenderness and enlargement
Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods
Nausea and vomiting
Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses
Changes in sex drive (typically a decrease).
Women are often concerned about weight gain due to birth control pills, but recent research suggests that birth control pills do not cause weight gain for most women.
Birth control pills with a high progesterone component a more likely to cause acne and excessive hair growth (Apri 28 does not have a high progesterone component)
Some birth control pill side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
Depression or other emotional changes
Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (light bleeding or spotting is normal)
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Blood clot in leg, lungs,arm, eye
- Apri Information for Consumers
- Apri Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Apri (detailed)
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I am 19 and have never used birth control. But will start using Apri pretty soon. I am just a little worried about the side effects and weight gain ...
2 answers • 19 Mar 2010