Side Effects of Femodette

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There are a number of side effects that have been associated with Femodette. Some are more common than others and usually occur in the first few months of using the pill as your body is still getting used to the change in hormone levels. If you experience any of the more serious side effects, they could be signs of complications and you need to seek medical advice immediately.

Common side effects 

Although most women do not experience any side effects whilst using Femodette, these side effects are the most common side effects that have been reported.  Bleeding and spotting between periods often occurs and this is perfectly normal and will usually disappear after the first few cycles. However, if this bleeding is heavy or doesn’t disappear, you should tell your doctor. You may also have nausea or experience stomach upsets, headaches, change in se drive, chloasma, tender breasts or mood swings. Sometimes the mood swings can become depression and if you feel particularly affected by this you should seek help from your doctor, as Femodette may not be the most suitable contraception for you.

Serious side effects

Some side effects should not be ignored and you must contact your doctor immediately as they may be signs of heart attacks, strokes or certain diseases. These are in fact very rare whilst using the pill but they have been found in some women using Femodette.

If you notice a change in your breasts or nipple, lumps or dimpling of your skin, these could be signs of breast cancer. Other cancers have been associated with the pill and if you experience vaginal discharge that is bloody, pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse or unusual bleeding of the vagina, you should tell your doctor as these could indicate cervical cancer.

Liver problems have been associated with Femodette and although very rare, there are a number of signs that you can look out for that point towards a liver problem. If you experience severe pain in the abdominal area, jaundice, itching that covers the entire body or hepatitis, which is where your liver is inflamed, you should seek medical help.

The risk of blood clots is also slightly increased if you use the contraceptive pill and can lead to life threatening conditions so if you notice sharp chest pains, pains or swelling in the legs, difficulty breathing, problems with your vision and hearing, tightness of the chest, weakness or dizziness as well as coughing for no reason, seek medical attention.

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