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Amethyst Side Effects

Breast tenderness, headaches, and bloating are some of the common side effects of birth control pills such as Amethyst. Although you will not have a regular menstrual period while taking Amethyst, you will likely have some irregular bleeding. This side effect tends to improve with time. If you develop migraines, high blood pressure, or other potentially serious problems, notify your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Amethyst Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Amethyst™ (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol). However, not everyone who uses the contraceptive will experience 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 Amethyst. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Side Effects of Amethyst to Report

Some Amethyst side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • 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
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • A 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
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal pain (stomach pain)
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