Side Effects of Femulen

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There are a number of side effects that have been associated with the contraceptive pill. They may not be as severe when using Femulen as compared to the combined contraceptive pill side effects; however, every medication has the potential to cause side effects. Some side effects are more common than others and some can be signs of other conditions that could be problematic. If you experience serious side effects, seek medical attention.

The main side effect most women notice is that your periods will be irregular. Usually during the first few months of using the pill, you have random bleeding in between periods. This is usually spots of blood so if it is very heavy, contact your doctor. It is also a side effect that should disappear after a few months although your periods may remain irregular. Other side effects that are commonly reported are tender breasts, mood swings, changes in sex drive, headaches, nausea, stomach problems, chloasma or problems wearing contact lenses.

Side effects such as gall bladder problems, problems with liver function, migraines, dizziness, fibroids or colitis are rarer side effects. They can also potentially be dangerous and you should seek medical attention.

If you have any of the following side effects, you must contact your doctor immediately because they are quite serious and may be signs of other problems such as blood clots and cancers. Seek medical help immediately if you notice jaundice, lumps in your breast, pains in your chest, have difficulty breathing, pains in your legs, you collapse, have impaired speech or vision or you feel numb. These could be signs of blood clots and these can be life-threatening as they can cut the blood supply off to vital organs leading to a heart attack, stroke or pulmonary embolism.

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