Side Effects of Gedarel

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There are a number of side effects that have been associated with Gedarel. With any medication that you take, there is a risk of side effects and Gedarel is no different. Although most are extremely rare, you may experience some side effects when you first start using the contraceptive pill. These should decrease as your body gets used to the medication. However, if you are aggravated by any of the side effects or experience any of the serious side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately as Gedarel may not be suitable for you

Some side effects are more common than others. The following side effects affect just over 1 in 1000 women who use Gedarel. There is a chance that you will experience a change in sex drive, breast tenderness, bleeding in between periods, headaches, nausea, fluid retention, vomiting, anxiety or depression. If you experience a very severe headache, you should report this to your doctor immediately. Also, bleeding between periods is a common occurrence but if it is unusually heavy or lasts for a long period of time, report this side effect to your doctor.

The next set of side effects are classed as rare side effects because they effect less than 1 in 1000 women who use the pill. There is a chance that you will experience eye irritation if you wear contact lenses due to fluid retention. You may also experience itching, hair loss, increased sex drive, thrush, hypersensitivity or breast discharge.

A number of serious side effects have been reported whilst using the pill and if you develop any of these, you should seek medical attention. If you experience difficulty breathing, changes in vision, severe migraines, chest pain, leg pain, swelling or limbs, lumps in the breast, severe abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, bloody discharge or changes in the breast contact your doctor. Also, a number of other conditions have arisen whilst using the pill and although these are rare occurrences, you should tell your doctor if you experience haemolytic uremic syndrome, crohns disease, chloasma, Sydenham’s chorea, epilepsy, systemic lupus erthematosus or gynaecological disorders.

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