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Elinest Side Effects

Some women who use Elinest for birth control may experience side effects like bloating, nausea, and breast tenderness. In many cases, reactions to this contraceptive tend to be minor and easy to treat. However, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop potentially serious problems, such as migraines, depression, or rapid weight gain.

 

An Introduction to Elinest Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Elinest™ (norgestrel/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. Many of the common side effects of Elinest may improve within the first few cycles of use.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Elinest. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Side Effects of Elinest to Report

Some Elinest side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Migraines (or changes in your migraines if you have had them before)
  • Depression or other emotional changes
  • Chest pain or heaviness, which may be signs of a heart attack
  • Rapid weight gain or swelling in the hands or feet, which may be a sign of severe fluid retention
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding between periods (keep in mind that light bleeding or spotting is normal)
  • Signs of liver damage, such as:
 
    • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
    • Dark urine
    • Upper-right abdominal (stomach) pain
 
 
    • Vision or speech changes
    • Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
    • A severe headache
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as:
 
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sharp chest pain
    • Coughing up blood
 
  • Signs of a blood clot in the leg, such as:
 
    • Pain in the calf
    • Leg cramps
    • Leg or foot swelling
 
  • Sudden loss of vision or vision changes, which can be a sign of a blood clot in the eye
  • High cholesterol
  • Breast lumps
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 
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