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Amethia Lo Side Effects

While many women who take Amethia Lo tolerate it well, some may experience side effects like headaches, nausea, and back pain. In most cases, reactions to this birth control pill are minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious problems, such as chest pain, migraines, or a sudden loss of vision or vision changes.

An Introduction to Amethia Lo Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Amethia™ Lo (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the contraceptive will have problems. In fact, most women tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Amethia Lo. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Amethia Lo to Report

Some Amethia Lo side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
 
    • Pain in the calf
    • Leg cramps
    • Leg or foot swelling
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
 
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of a stroke, such as:
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
 
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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