Side Effects of Cerazette


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Cerazette can cause a number of side effects although many women do not experience any side effects at all. There is a chance that the pill may affect you for the first few months of use as your body gets used to the hormones it is adding to your body and they usually die down after a certain period of time. Some side effects are more common than others but if you experience any of the serious side effects you must contact your doctor immediately as they could be signs of complications.

Common side effects

The most noticed side effect whilst being on the contraceptive pill is mood changes. You may become more irrational or switch mood quickly at certain times of the month. It can also cause depression in some instances. The pill may also have an effect on your periods as you may get bleeding irregularities such as random bleeds or no periods at all. This is normal whilst being on Cerazette but if it becomes unusual then you need to contact the doctor. Other side effects include nausea, acne, decreased sex drive, weight gain or sore breasts.

Uncommon/rare side effects

The following side effects are classified as uncommon as they affect less than 1 in 100 women.  You may experience difficulty in wearing your contact lenses as the pill can cause fluid retention so you’re eyes become more irritated when wearing contact lenses. You may also experience vomiting, painful periods, ovarian cysts or hair loss.

Rare side effects occur in less than 1 in 1000 women. It is highly unlikely that you will experience any of the following side effects but they have been associated with the pill. You may have problems with breast leakage or skin conditions. You may develop a rash, lumps or hives on the skin and if you experience any side effects such as swollen face, difficulty breathing or problems whilst swallowing, you must contact your doctor immediately.

Serious side effects

If you experience any of the following side effects, you must contact your doctor, as they could be signs of underlying problems. If you experience chest pain, numbness in any of your limbs, difficulty breathing, pains in your legs or swelling or limbs, these could be signs of blood clots. Also you should seek medical help if you have experience jaundice, problems with your vision, you cough up blood or have heavy vaginal bleeding.


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