Brevinor and Side Effects

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There are a number of side effects that are associated with the combined contraceptive pill that apply to Brevinor. Most women do not experience any side effects from the pill and the minority that do, usually experience them for the first few months of using the pill. However, there is a chance that you may experience more serious side effects and they may not disappear so you should visit your doctor as Brevinor may not be the right contraception for you.

Common side effects

The most common side effects that are associated with Brevinor are irregular vaginal bleeding and a change in your libido. Many women don’t always have a withdrawal bleed or may experience bleeding during their pill cycle. This is normal and doesn’t necessarily mean that you are pregnant if you have taken the pill correctly. However, if you miss more than two withdrawal bleeds contact your doctor.  Changes in sex drive are common with women experiencing both an increase and decrease in sex drive.

Other side effects that you may experience include nausea, vomiting, headaches, depression, changes in appetites, and tender or sore breasts. You may also get changes in the way your body breaks down fats so weight gain may occur.

Seeking medical attention

There are a number of rare side effects that you could experience which are signs of complications. You must seek medical attention if any of them occur, as they could be signs of life threatening complications.

If you experience sharp pains in your chest, your chest feels heavy or you become short of breath, there is a chance you may have a blood clot in your coronary arteries that could potentially lead to a heart attack. If you experience a migraine for the first time or get more severe migraines that especially affect your sight, you need to contact the doctor immediately. Other side effects could include coughing up blood, pain in your legs, jaundice, rash, swollen arms or legs and numbness in limbs.

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