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Ethinyl estradiol Side Effects

Applies to ethinyl estradiol: compounding powder, oral tablet


Frequency not reported: Hypertension, thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, thromboembolism, myocardial infarction, stroke[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Erythema nodosum, erythema multiforme, vascular purpura, rash, chloasma[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Intermenstrual bleeding, increase in the size of uterine fibromyomata, endometrial proliferation or aggravation of endometriosis, excessive production of cervical mucus, breast tenderness, breast pain, breast enlargement, breast secretion[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Venous thromboembolism (e.g., deep leg or pelvic venous thrombosis)[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Cholelithiasis, cholestatic jaundice[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Sodium and water retention, reduced glucose tolerance, change in body weight, hypercalcemia, feminization in males, gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, male impotence[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, migraine, dizziness[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Corneal discomfort (if contact lenses are used)[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Endometrial neoplasia, endometrial cancer, breast cancer[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Mood changes (e.g., elation, depression), probable dementia[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Some side effects of 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.

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