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Aviane Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects of Aviane (and all birth control pills) include bloating, breast tenderness, and nausea. If side effects do occur, they are generally minor and can be easily treated. However, if you develop any serious Aviane side effects, such as migraines or signs of an allergic reaction, contact your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Aviane Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Aviane® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol); however, not all women who use the contraceptive will experience side effects. 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 can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Aviane. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Aviane side effects with you. Aviane is equivalent to Alesse®, Falmina™, Lutera™, and Orsythiabirth control pills. The information in this article also applies to these medications.)

Aviane Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Aviane, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • Severe headache
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
    • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal pain
    • 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
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
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