Side Effects of Ovranette

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If you use Ovranette, there is a chance that you may experience some side effects. This is true of any medication and there are some side effects that are more common than others. The majority of women who do experience side effects usually find that they occur within the first few months of using the contraceptive pill. If you experience any of the side effects that are listed as serious, you should seek urgent medical attention because they are often indicative of serious health problems.

You may experience spotting and irregular bleeding whilst using the pill. If the bleeding is unusually heavy, you need to contact your doctor. You may also notice changes in your weight, sex drive and mood. You may also experience depression.  Ovranette can also cause swollen or tender breasts, skin problems such as rashes, nausea, vomiting, changes in blood pressure or headaches.

The following side effects are rare but they are serious and if you experience any of these, you need to contact your doctor immediately. Signs of a blood clot include swelling limbs, chest pain, leg pain and problems with breathing. A blood clot can lead to a heart attack or a stroke so seek immediate attention if you have numbness in parts of your body, severe migraines, changes in vision, sharp chest pains, dizziness, seizures or problems with speech.

The pill is also linked to some cancers so if you notice changes in your breast such as lumps, dimples or changes to the nipple, inform your doctor. Signs of cervical cancer can include pain during sex, unusual vaginal bleeding, bloody discharge or pain in the pelvic area. Severe liver problems rarely occur but look out for severe pain in the abdomen or jaundice. If you experience an allergic reaction, you need to contact your doctor immediately.

The risks of Ovranette

There are a few risks that are associated with the pill. Like most combined pills, Ovranette is associated with some cancers and blood clots. These risks are rare but the pill can slightly increase the risk of you having one of these conditions, depending on what age you have used the pill.

The pill contains oestrogen, which can cause your blood to clot together more often than usual. If these blood clots occur, they can block blood vessels and restrict the blood flow. These clots can form in the arteries that supply the heart and the vessels that supply the brain and if the blood flow is cut off to these organs, you can have a heart attack or a stroke. Blood clots that form in the lower leg can also be dangerous because the blood clot can dislodge from the vessel and travel to the lungs where it can cause a pulmonary embolism. Blood clots can be life threatening and the pill does slightly increase the risk of these occurring. Your risk also increases if you use the pill and you smoke, have blood-clotting problems, have recently had a baby, have a history of the condition, are overweight or are immobile for a long period of time.

Ovranette can also increase the risk of breast cancer. This disease is rare in women under 40 but the pill can slightly increase the risk of breast cancer. The risk of cancer increases with the amount of time you use it but it will return to normal approximately ten years after stopping the pill. Your risk will also increase, the older you are and if you have had breast cancer in the past, you should not use the pill. The risk of having breast cancer also increases if you use the pill and have a family member that has the disease or if you are severely overweight.

Other risks the pill has been associated with are a rare form of liver disease and cervical cancer. This is very rare and the risk will increase the longer that you use the contraceptive pill.

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