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Elinest Side Effects

Bothersome Side Effects

Limited information is available about the possible side effects of Elinest. In fact, the side effects listed in the prescribing information are actually side effects of birth control pills in general, not necessarily of Elinest in particular. This is typical of birth control pills, especially older ones.
 
Some of the common bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of birth control pills include but are not limited to:
 
  • Headaches (although birth control pills can improve headaches in some women)
  • Breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods (this tends to go away with time)
  • Changes in sex drive (often a decrease, rather than an increase)
  • Bloating
  • Breast tenderness or other breast changes (such as swelling)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in your eyes that make it more difficult to wear contact lenses.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Elinest or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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