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Ethinyl estradiol / folic acid / levonorgestrel Side Effects

Applies to ethinyl estradiol / folic acid / levonorgestrel: oral kit

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • signs of a stroke--sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;

  • signs of a blood clot--chest pain, sudden cough, wheezing, coughing up blood, swelling or warmth in one or both legs;

  • heart attack symptoms--chest pain or pressure, pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating;

  • vision changes;

  • a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;

  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;

  • symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes); or

  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting;

  • breast tenderness;

  • light vaginal bleeding or spotting;

  • problems with contact lenses;

  • weight gain; or

  • acne or other skin changes, increased hair growth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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